Sport Title favourite Kvitova suffers shock first round Wimbledon exit

20:11  03 july  2018
20:11  03 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Tennis. I'm not Wimbledon favourite - Kvitova . Omnisport. FOLLOW. The eighth seed, who will play Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round on Tuesday, is accustomed to being tipped for the title at the All England Club, but does not consider herself to be the leading contender.

Petra Kvitova feels the heat in her shock Wimbledon defeat© Provided by AFP Petra Kvitova feels the heat in her shock Wimbledon defeat Petra Kvitova crashed out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday as the two-time champion was stunned 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 by unheralded Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Kvitova was the bookmakers' favourite for the women's title at the All England Club after an impressive return to form this year.

The 28-year-old Czech had won five titles in 2018, including the grass-court tournament at Birmingham last weekend, while amassing an WTA Tour-leading 38 match victories.

But Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, had insisted before the tournament that she wasn't the top contender after suffering a hamstring problem that forced her to pull out of Eastbourne last week.

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I'm not Wimbledon favourite - Kvitova . Omnisport 30 June 2018. The eighth seed, who will play Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round on Tuesday, is accustomed to being tipped for the title at the All England Club, but does not consider herself to be the leading contender.

Petra Kvitova does not consider herself to be the favorite to win Wimbledon and says she does not care that Serena Williams will be among her rivals for the title . The eighth seed, who will play Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round on Tuesday, is accustomed to being tipped for the title at

That lack of confidence was reflected in the eighth seed's disappointing performance on Court One and world number 50 Sasnovich took full advantage.

It was another Grand Slam setback for Kvitova, who has gone out before the quarter-finals in five of her six appearances at the majors since returning to action following the horrific stabbing that derailed her career in 2016.

The knife attack had Kvitova's home left severe lacerations to all four fingers on her playing hand.

Sasnovich's reward for the best result of her career is a second round clash with American Taylor Townsend.

"It was good but I can play better. Probably I deserved it today," Sasnovich said after closing out the win with consecutive aces.

"I was just warming up when the score was 5-0 in the final set. I could have played one more match!"

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