Birmingham Classic: Petra Kvitova rallies against Magdalena Rybarikova in final to clinch fifth title of 2018
Petra Kvitova displayed her credentials for a third Wimbledon title after beating Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to defend her Birmingham title.
Birmingham Classic: Defending champion Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza kick off grass court seasons with wins
Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova kicked off their grass court seasons on Tuesday with comfortable victories in the first round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.
Birmingham Classic: Magdalena Rybarikova stuns World No 7 Karolina Pliskova in first round; Kristina Mladenovic wins
World number seven Karolina Pliskova’s Wimbledon preparations suffered a setback in a 6-2, 6-3 defeat by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the opening round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham on Monday.
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week's WTA grass court event in Birmingham, opting instead to rest ahead of her return to Wimbledon after a three-year absence.