Petra Kvitova, 31st player in the world, is awarded the Eastbourne WTA 500 tournament on Saturday, played on grass, beating Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the final, 6-3, 6-2, two days before the start of Wimbledon. The 32-year-old Czech thus won the 29 title of her career, more than one after her last triumph on the WTA circuit in Doha, in March 2021.
Kvitova started and concluded the first set with a shutout, taking advantage of her opponent’s difficulties in returning her left-handed serves. On the contrary, Ostapenko (14th in the world), yet the title holder of the English tournament, did not manage to settle his face-offs, committing four double faults in the first set.
In the second set, the Czech player, very effective in return, made the break in the third game. She had to save five break points to confirm it in the next game before flying away definitively (6-2). Author of a perfect week in Eastbourne, Kvitova prepared ideally for Wimbledon where she won twice in 2011 and 2014.