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Kvitova withdraws from Birmingham Classic

Kvitova withdraws from Birmingham Classic

(Reuters) - Two-times defending champion Petra Kvitova withdrawn from next week’s Birmingham Classic as she continues to recover from arm injury that forced her to miss the French Open, Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Wednesday. Kvitova won the Birmingham event in 2017 in just her second tournament back following a serious knife attack

French Open champ Barty up to career-best No. 2 in rankings

French Open champ Barty up to career-best No. 2 in rankings

Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy during a photo call at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Barty won the French Open tennis tournament women's final on Saturday June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) French Open champion Ash Barty 's first Grand Slam title allowed her to rise to a career-best No. 2 on Monday, almost

Venus Williams to make Birmingham debut

Venus Williams to make Birmingham debut

PARIS (Reuters) - Five-times Wimbledon champion Venus Williams will play in the Birmingham grasscourt event later this month after accepting a wildcard. The American, 38, has never played in the competition before but will join French Open champion Ashleigh Barty and world number one Naomi Osaka in the draw as the build-up to Wimbledon continues. “I’m