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Two days before the start of Wimbledon, the great Kvitová won the tournament in Eastbourne

Petra Kvitová dominated the grass tournament in Eastbourne two days before the start of the popular Wimbledon. The 32-year-old Czech tennis player defeated the fourteenth player of the world, Latvia Jelena Ostapenková, 6: 3, 6: 2 in the final, winning the first title after fifteen months and the 29th overall.

Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitová played for the trophy in Eastbourne eleven years ago, when she lost to the Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli. Today, Ostapenkova, the 2017 Roland Garros champion, played masterfully and won the first title since last year’s March tournament in Doha. She defeated Latvia for the fifth time in nine matches.

Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitová played for the trophy in Eastbourne eleven years ago, when she lost to the Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli. Today, Ostapenkova, the 2017 Roland Garros champion, played masterfully and won the first title since last year’s March tournament in Doha. She defeated Latvia for the fifth time in nine matches.

“I’m glad it worked out and we finally have a trophy from this season. The last time I lost here in the final, but this time I’m happier. It was a tough match. I want to congratulate Jelena, who also plays doubles in addition to singles. I’m glad that I can play on the grass again, “said Kvitová in a post-match interview on the court.

Among the Czech national team, Helena Suková and Jana Novotná twice with Karolína Plíšková also succeeded in front of Kvitová in Eastbourne. Martina Navrátilová won the tournament eleven times under the American flag.

“It’s great to remember Jana. She played great matches here as well as at Wimbledon. Martina too. I’m glad I was able to play such a great tournament here. It’s the best preparation for Wimbledon,” said Kvitová, who has reached the maximum this season so far. to the quarterfinals.

Kvitová was able to rely on the entire tournament for excellent presentation. As in the quarterfinals against the British Harriet Dart or in the semifinals with the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, she did not lose a single service in the decisive match for the title. She helped herself with seven aces in the match.

The Czech tennis player had an excellent introduction and took advantage of the second breakball at 1: 0. The opponent in the opening set did not offer this option even once and pulled the set to the winning end. Ostapenkova lost the set for the first time in the tournament.

Also in the second set, Kvitová soon received the service of a Latvian player and deflected five breakballs at 2: 1. After another broken serve, Ostapenková had the match in her hands and after an hour and 18 minutes of play she used the second match ball.

“I want to congratulate Petra. She played a great tournament. This was not a match on my part that I would have imagined, but I take it positively. I believe that I will play well again next week,” said Ostapenková.

Kvitová won the fifth title in her career on the grass surface. In addition to her triumphs at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, she also won twice in Birmingham. He will jump to 26th place in Monday’s ranking.

Men’s and women’s tennis tournament in Eastbourne, Britain (grass):

Women ($ 757,900 grant):

Singles – Final: Kvitová (14-CR) – Ostapenkova (8-Lot.) 6: 3, 6: 2.

Women’s tennis tournament in Bad Homburg (grass, subsidy 203.024 euros):

Singles – Final: Garcia (Fr.) – Andreescu (CAN) 6: 7 (5: 7), 6: 4, 6: 4.

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