Photos from Birmingham: Petra Kvitova completes dream grass comeback

Petra Kvitova won the 2017 Aegon Classic, rounding out a perfect grass comeback week in Birmingham.

Following a knife attack by a home intruder in December 2016, Kvitova had to take a five-month break from tennis following extensive hand surgery. After making her tour comeback at the French Open three weeks ago, Kvitova returned to her winning ways on her favorite surface in Birmingham.

The two-time Wimbledon champion did not drop a single set until the tournament’s final on Sunday, when Australia’s Ashleigh Barty managed to take the opening set from the big-serving Czech. Kvitova rallied to turn the match around, clinching her 20th WTA title, the first ever grasscourt title outside of Wimbledon.


3 thoughts on “Photos from Birmingham: Petra Kvitova completes dream grass comeback

  1. Jim

    Good to see Petra back in form on the grass with the victory, especially with all that has happened to her this year. Wish her all the best for Wimbledon.

  2. Emman Damian

    Good to see her win her second tournament after the incident. Good things happen to good people. Very well deserved. Ashley also played well and gave Petra a tough time. She now joins the list of other Grand Slam champions who won this tournament: Navratilova, Sharapova, Ivanovic, etc.

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