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.

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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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