After Olympic Success, Petra Kvitova Withdraws From Cincinnati

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 | 0

Petra Kvitova has pulled out of next week’s Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati due to an injury to her right leg, just hours after winning the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.

The Czech southpaw outplayed American Madison Keys 7-5 2-6 6-2 to claim the Games’ final spot on the podium on Saturday, before announcing that she would give the Cincinnati event a miss.

“I’m really disappointed to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open,” Kvitova was quoted as saying by “I always look forward to coming back to play in front of the great crowds in Cincinnati and look forward to being back there next year.”

The 26-year-old was originally seeded No. 11 in the main draw, a position which has now been taken over by Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic.

The tournament – offering 900 ranking points and a lucrative prize money of $515,000 – is scheduled to be held from August 15-21 on hard courts.

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