The paper favorite is the Czech tennis player, who is 72 places higher in the world rankings. He is fighting Dart for the first time.
Kvitová, who played in the final in 2011 in Eastbourne, was among the top four at the WTA last last time in September in Ostrava. The 32-year-old is not doing very well this season. He has 12 victories and 13 defeats.
Jabur and Williams will not attack the title
Star couple Ons Jabur, Serena Williams will not attack to win the doubles title at the Eastbourne tournament. The tennis players resigned from the general at Wimbledon before the semifinals due to Jaburova’s injured right knee.
Twenty-three-time Grand Slam champion Williams has returned to the courts in Eastbourne after a one-year hiatus. Due to a leg injury, she has not played since last year’s Wimbledon and chose the three-time singles chart Jaburova for the doubles comeback.
The closely watched pair won two matches in Eastbourne, the first in Marie Bouzková on the other side of the court on Tuesday. In the semifinals, Williams and Jaburova were to face Aleksandra Krunicova and Magda Linette, who advanced to the title without a fight.
Jabur won the grass tournament in Berlin last week and became one of Wimbledon’s favorites, which will start on Monday. Forty-year-old Williams will start at the All England Club, where she has triumphed seven times in the past, thanks to a free card from the organizers.
|Giorgio (12-It.) – Tomova (BGR) 6: 2, 6: 1|
|Doubles – Quarterfinals:|
|Sü I-fan, Yang Chao-Suan (China) – Krejcikova, Shibahara (1-CR / Jap.) 7: 5, 6: 4|
|Men (subsidy 760 750 euros):|
|Singles – Quarterfinals:|
|Cressy (USA) – Norrie (1-Brit.) 7:5, 7:5|
|Peniston (Brit.) – Martinez (Sp.) 7: 6 (10: 8), 3: 6, 6: 3|