Johanna Konta fit and ready for Wimbledon despite fall

Tennis- WTA Premier- Aegon Classic- Edgbaston Priory Club Birmingham Britain

Ranked number nine in the world, Dominika Cibulkova, was quoted to be saying, "It is pretty open, you see the results of the tournaments you just can't pick a victor because you never know what to expect, who is going to have the better week or two".

Kvitova will next face the victor of the contest between American Madison Brengle and Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands.

While Kvitova won through, Barty, her victim in that Birmginham final wasn't so lucky, going down 7-5 7-6 (10-8) to Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina.

Federer has enjoyed a resurgent season in 2017, with the 35-year-old claiming four tournament titles to date, including an efficient straight sets victory over rising German star Alexander Zverev as a -230 favourite on the ATP tennis odds in the final of the Gerry Weber Open earlier this month. That's right, it's time to get excited for some good, old-fashioned lawn tennis at Wimbledon.

Keys beat Japan's Nao Hibino 6-4 6-4 in a tick over an hour.

"I have already been number one for so long and I will try to keep it, but I am here to play round by round and only focus on my matches, not the numbers, the rankings or the points that I have to defend". However, she is one of only two former champions in the women's singles draw - Venus Williams being the other - and so any further improvement could see her in contention for a third title.

"I felt very surprised".

She only made it to the second round a year ago for the first time, and amazingly draws Su-Wei Hsieh for the second time in a Slam.

While Ostapenko, who faces Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round, arrived in London on a wave of post-Paris euphoria, second seed Halep is still struggling to come to terms with her failure to win her first Grand Slam.

"She's definitely not an easy opponent, especially in the first round", Azarenka said. But until then, she's happy to show off her skills online.

After a dream 2016 that saw her triumph at the Australian Open, U.S. Open and reach the final at the All England Club, the world No. 1 is enduring a nightmare 2017 and tumbled out of the French Open with a dismal first-round exit.

Instead I think it might be worth taking a chance on Lucie Safarova at 66/1.

Now she has to prove that stunning success was more than a flash in the pan.

Five-time Wimbledon victor Venus Williams, aged 37, will be another sentimental favourite. And, who will be the player who will be the upset of the tournament?

However, I simply can't get away from the fact that the Aegon Classic was only the Czech's second tournament after more than six months away from the court.


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