Reigning champion Petra Kvitova confirmed for Rothesay International Eastbourne return
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2022 Rothesay International Eastbourne champion Petra Kvitova will return to Devonshire Park to defend her title from 25 June – 1 July.
The former world No.2 won her first title in Eastbourne last year having overcome the 2021 champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2.
“I’m really excited to be heading back to the Rothesay International Eastbourne, winning there last year was one of the most special titles of my career,” said Kvitova.
“I always really enjoy playing the grass court events in Britain and look forward to returning again this summer.”
The 33-year-old has enjoyed plenty of success across the British grass court season in the past. She’s a two-time Wimbledon champion, lifting the women’s singles trophy in 2011 and 2015, as well as a back-to-back winner in Birmingham from 2016 to 2017.
The Czech star boasts a wide range of accolades across her 29 career titles, including the WTA Finals and three WTA 1000 Madrid trophies, in addition to six Billie Jean King Cup triumphs.
Kvitova joins current world No.4 and two-time Grand Slam finalist Ons Jabeur in the line-up for this years event in Eastbourne, with plenty more names still to be added over the coming months.
Chris Pollard, LTA Digital and Events Director added: “We are delighted to confirm additional star power of Emma Raducanu, Ons Jabeur and Petra Kvitova playing at the LTA’s summer grass court events. With tickets already close to selling out at the cinch Championships, we are looking forward to staging another successful summer of tennis around the country ahead of The Championships at Wimbledon.”
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