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Kvitova jumps to 12th in WTA Rankings

Johannesburg [South Africa]: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has moved up to 12th spot in the latest WTA rankings after she made a winning comeback from a knife attack by lifting the Birmingham title.

However, there is no change in the top three rankings with Angelique Kerber acquiring the numero one spot, followed by Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova.

Kvitova had defeated Australia’s Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the grass-court event in Birmingham.

The 27-year-old suffered severe injuries to her playing hand after she was attacked by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in Czech Republic last December.

Kvitova, who won the women’s singles titles at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, has pulled out of the Wimbledon warm-up at Eastbourne this week with an abdominal injury, the WTA reported on Monday.

“Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from Eastbourne with an abdominal injury,” Sport24 quoted the WTA as saying on their official Twitter page. (ANI)