Women tennis players from Serena Williams to Petra Kvitova have all gone nude rasing the temperature all the more. Former world number two Agnieszka Radwanska posed naked for ESPN Magazine's Body.
A subplot worth mentioning concerns a player who is lucky to be playing tennis at all, let alone at grand slam level. Serve up the latest tennis odds over on paddypower.com In the very early hours of Tuesday morning, Ash Barty, the delightfully tricky Aussie, was dismantled by Petra Kvitova 6-1 6-4 in front of a very polite crowd.
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Champion in 2011, 29-year-old Kvitova can still qualify for the semi-finals if she wins her remaining two group matches against Barty and Bencic. Tennis Latest in Sport.
Holding the momentum, 28-year-old Kvitova aimed to notch her first Grand Slam title away from the grass courts of London. Osaka, though, swiftly disposed of any disappointment as the deciding set kicked off, and the 21-year-old displayed a resilience which belied her youth, earning a crucial break at 2-1 with a backhand winner.
British number one Johanna Konta reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals with an accomplished display against two-time champion Petra Kvitova. The 28-year-old came from a set down to beat the Czech.
The second seed, Petra Kvitova is through to the finals of the Middle Eastern tournament, after she played a dramatic three-set semifinal match against the Taiwanese professional tennis player, Hsieh Su-Wei. For the first time in six years, Kvitova is through to the finals at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The fairytale week of Hsieh has been concluded by the World Number 4, Kvitova.
The 25-year-old Tunisian will now meet another former Czech Doha winner, Petra Kvitova. Kvitova also went three sets to deny Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 in very windy conditions.