Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was playing in her first competition this week after a five-month injury absence following a stabbing by a burglar past year. Shortly after her pregnancy announcement, she confirmed that she would be on maternity leave from tennis until the start of the 2018 season.
"It feels fine. I don't feel anything", she said Wednesday before leaving the Roland Garros grounds.
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza has forced a third set in her second-round match at the French Open.
Down 1-3 in the first set, Williams, who will celebrate her 37th birthday on June 17, switched gears, winning the next eight games, blowing her opponent off the court with some ruthless shot-making. Venus was a runner-up at the French Open in 2002. She also said she still did not know the gender of her baby. I have no idea what the experience will be like because previously I became an aunt when I was very young and lived far away, across the country (in Florida), so it was a completely different experience than it will be this time.
But Kvitova declared her comeback mission a success despite visibly lacking match practice as Mattek-Sands chased her across the court, switching between baseline and net play.
Caroline Wozniacki continued her good form as the former world number one double-bageled Francoise Abanda 6-0, 6-0. "So if she says Australian Open, it's going to be the Australian Open".
The Williams sisters sure know how to make announcements about major life events in the most nonchalant way.
"My dearest baby, you gave me the strength I didn't know I had".
Williams also spoke about Serena's thoughts on having to sit out the current French Open. It's awesome. It's something very special that if you love the sport you can do it.
On a more serious note, Djokovic said he was pleased with his form after coming through some hard times since completing a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros a year ago. "I thought I'd seen some draws in the last 10".