Kvitova withdraws from Fed Cup fixture against Romania

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Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova is not going to play within the first-round Fed Cup tie because the Czech Republic face Romania on February 9-10, Czech media mentioned Sunday, quoting her supervisor.

“She defends her titles in St Petersburg the week earlier than that and in Doha the week after. Neither I nor captain Petr Pala anticipate her to participate. She has at all times performed… when she might. She will not be a type of in search of excuses,” supervisor Miroslav Cernosek advised the web site of the DNES broadsheet day by day.

Fed Cup workforce spokesman Karel Tejkal declined to substantiate the knowledge for AFP.

With Kvitova on the workforce, the Czechs have received six of the final eight Fed Cups.

In final 12 months’s remaining, they swept the US workforce 3-Zero in Prague.

The 28-year-old Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion from 2011 and 2014, misplaced to Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-7 (2/7), 7-5, 4-6 within the Australian Open remaining on Saturday.

It was Kvitova’s first Grand Slam remaining since a knife-wielding robber lower her left hand two years in the past.

Her Australian Open efficiency will propel her to the second spot within the WTA rankings on Monday, equalling her high rating from 2011 and 2012.

The best-ranking Czech participant obtainable for the tie in opposition to Romania within the jap Czech metropolis of Ostrava is now Australian Open semi-finalist Karolina Pliskova.




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