Kvitova pulls out of Eastbourne with hamstring injury
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne International tournament with a hamstring injury.
The eighth-ranked Czech had been scheduled to play Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round later Wednesday.
”I’m really disappointed to have to withdraw from Eastbourne this morning,” Kvitova said in a statement, quoted on the WTA website.
”I felt my hamstring in the Birmingham final and, although I played with tape in my match here yesterday, when I woke up this morning it felt worse. With Wimbledon around the corner I couldn’t take the risk of making it worse by playing today.”
Kvitova fought back from a set down to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her grass-court Birmingham Classic title on Sunday.
Kvitova is the No. 8 seeded player at Wimbledon, where she will aim for a third singles title.