Sport No expectations as Kvitova gears up for Wimbledon

17:20  19 june  2017
17:20  19 june  2017 Source:

Konta wins Birmingham opener

  Konta wins Birmingham opener Johanna Konta battled to a 6-3 7-6 victory over Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko in her opening match at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.Britain's world No 7 Johanna Konta battled to a 6-3 7-6 victory over Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko in her opening match at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Tuesday.

“She is on track for Wimbledon ,” Katie Spellman, Kvitova ’s publicity manager, told Reuters. If she decides not to play, Kvitova is likely to look to play a warm- up event on grass before Wimbledon , the venue where she has achieved most success.

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PetraKvitova - cropped: Petra Kvitova in action at the French Open © Provided by Omnisport Petra Kvitova in action at the French Open

Petra Kvitova is not setting herself any goals for this season but is excited to begin the grass-court campaign and gear up for Wimbledon.

Just six months after sustaining severe damage to her left hand when she was stabbed by an intruder in her apartment, Kvitova returned to the WTA Tour at the French Open last month.

The Czech beat Julia Boserup in straight sets in her first match back, before losing to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the second round.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova will begin her preparations for a return to the All England Club at the AEGON Classic this week, but she will not demand too much of herself so soon into her comeback.

Kvitova happy to focus on tennis with Wimbledon approaching

  Kvitova happy to focus on tennis with Wimbledon approaching Six months on from her knife attack, Petra Kvitova was relieved to get back on the grass and start her Aegon Classic campaign with a win.Petra Kvitova is glad to be able to concentrate all her efforts on tennis after the intense media glare following her return from a knife attack.

Kvitova 'on track' for Wimbledon six months after stabbing.

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova hopes her return to the All England Club will prove the perfect tonic as she battles to recover from illness.

"When everything happened, I had it in my mind that I would like to play Wimbledon," she told the WTA.

"I played Paris already so I can be somewhat ready for Wimbledon, which is much nicer to be ready on the grass.

"I didn't just come back to play tennis because I want to be one of them [the players], I still want to win some big matches and big tournaments so I still do have motivation. It's even better to play tournaments before Wimbledon and get ready.

"Of course, I would like to come back great and to play [the WTA Finals] in Singapore but I still need to be on the earth and think positively.

"I don't really have any expectations or goals for the rest of the season. I still don't know how my hand will respond when I have more matches or practices so I still need to be very careful and see how it goes.

"I'm happy for every match I'm playing now – even stupid practice I'm really glad that I'm able to play and my hand is not in pain."

Injured Kvitova misses Eastbourne .
Petra Kvitova has been forced out of this week's WTA Tour event at Eastbourne because of injury. The 27-year-old from the Czech Republic has cited an abdominal problem and does not wish to take any risks ahead of Wimbledon, which starts next Monday.Kvitova won the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday, beating Ashleigh Barty of Australia in a three-set final.It was only her second tournament since making a comeback from serious injuries sustained during a burglary at her home in December of last year.


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