Petra Kvitova wins Eastbourne to prepare for Wimbledon
Petra Kvitova, the defending Wimbledon champion.
Had a successful Eastbourne campaign, winning in straight sets against Jelena Ostapenko.
When the 32-year-old took the final 6-3, 6-2 he was in sensational form.
Having previously triumphed at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014.
During the opening set, the Czech Republic took the lead and then held on to it by saving five break chances in one game.
However, Kvitova served out to win the second set and end Ostapenko’s reign as champion.
Kvitova congratulated Jelena on a “difficult match.”
A gorgeous court like this one makes playing on grass all the more precious to me.
And it’s even more wonderful since it’s so well-kept.
“It was a lot of fun. There is no better way to prepare for Wimbledon than to play in front of an audience once again.
The 25th-seeded Kvitova will play Italy’s Jasmine Paolini on Tuesday in SW19 to open her Wimbledon campaign.
Latvian Ostapenko, 25, takes on Oceane Dodin, 23, of France, on Monday in Riga.
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