Coronavirus Outbreak: Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova to lead teams in fundraiser competition for fight against COVID-19

Pliskova’s team will include her twin-sister Kristyna, 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincová and Nikola Bartunkova

The Associated Press May 11, 2020 19:17:58 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova to lead teams in fundraiser competition for fight against COVID-19

Prague: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will lead two teams in a charity competition during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak Karolina Pliskova Petra Kvitova to lead teams in fundraiser competition for fight against COVID19

File image of Karolina Pliskova. AP

Pliskova’s team will include her twin-sister Kristyna, 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincová and Nikola Bartunkova.

Kvitova will be joined in her squad by Barbora Strýcová, Kateřina Siniaková, Barbora Krejčíková, Linda Fruhvirtova and Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova.

“It's a great opportunity for us to play a unique tournament,” Pliskova said.

The first of the four tournaments that are part of the competition is scheduled for 13-15 June in Prague.

Separately, the first of a series of tournaments organized by the Czech tennis federation is scheduled for 26-28 May in Prague.

Top Czech women, including Pliskova and Kvitova are set to play while Jiri Vesely is the highest-ranked player in the men’s draw.

All the tournaments will be without spectators. The matches will be broadcast on television.

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