Wimbledon Champion Kvitova Out of Warm-Up Event With Illness

  • Second-ranked Czech player pulls out with sore throat
  • Wimbledon starts June 29 at All England Club in London

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates after winning a point against Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky during the women's fourth round match of the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 1, 2015.

Photographer: Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images

A week before defending her Wimbledon title, Petra Kvitova withdrew from a warm-up event in Eastbourne because of illness.

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