Petra Kvitova, the 12th place in the WTA rankings, won the women’s final of the Prague tennis demonstration tournament, which was attended by eight players and eight tennis players, all from the Czech Republic, defeating her in two sets, 6-3, 6- 3, to his compatriot Karolina Muchova, world number 26, at the end of a rain-disturbed final.
“It was really bizarre,” said Kvitova, a two-time Wimbedon champion, referring to the conditions of the competition, with strict health rules and a small number of spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Gloves, masks, no one to bring us towels, no handshakes, everything was really weird,” the Czech added.
The Prague tournament, endowed with the Cup of the President of the Czech Tennis Federation, could not count on the presence of two top Czech players, Karolina Pliskova, world number 3, and Marketa Vondrousova, the finalist of last year’s Roland Garros.
Petra Kvitova played her last official competition in February, when she bowed out in the Qatar Open final to Belarus’ Arina Sabalenka.
The men’s final of the competition in the Czech capital was won by Michael Vrbensky (20 years old, 405th place ATP), who disposed in three sets, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 10-8 by Zdenek Kolak. In the first round, Vrbensky managed to defeat the main favorite, Jiri Vesely (65 ATP).