Petra Kvitova will be gunning for a third consecutive Nature Valley Classic trophy in June after confirming her participation in this year’s event.
The two-time Grand Slam winner first won the event in 2017, shortly after she returned to action following a serious injury during a stabbing incident in her home in December.
She then successfully defended her title last year when she beat Magdalena Rybarikova in three sets.
And she will be aiming for three in a row come June.
“Birmingham is one of the events on the calendar that I look forward to the most. I have beautiful memories from winning the title the past two years,” the Czech said.
“The tournament has a special atmosphere and makes the players feel so welcome. It will be amazing to be back there this summer.”
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