Kvitova to decide this week whether to play at Wimbledon
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 26, 2019 07:29 AM
FILE - Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic returns the ball to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2019 tennis tournament match in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she will decide later this week if she's ready to play at the All England Club.
The 29-year-old Czech player injured her left forearm during training in Paris ahead of the French Open and has not played since. The injury prevented her from defending her title at the Birmingham Classic this week.
Kvitova wrote on Twitter that she was "Happy to tell you that my arm is improving and I just hit some balls on the beautiful grass for the first time.
Hello @Wimbledon - I’m back!— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) June 25, 2019
Happy to tell you that my arm is improving and I just hit some balls on the beautiful grass for the first time ????
I'm doing everything I can to be able to compete here but I'll make a final decision later this week. Fingers crossed! ???? pic.twitter.com/bvZmiknV8b
The sixth-ranked Kvitova, who won the Wimbledon title in 2011 and 2014, reached the Australian Open final and won tournaments in Sydney and Stuttgart this year.