Aussie Ashleigh Barty loses Aegon Classic Final

Ashleigh Barty has lost to Petra Kvitova in the Aegon Classic Final in Birmingham.

Petra Kvitova has proved she is a serious contender for a third Wimbledon title after winning 4-6 6-3 6-2.

The Czech, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, suffered a knife attack during a robbery at her home in December that left her with a damaged hand and sidelined her until last month’s French Open.


The 27-year-old not only looked untroubled by her hand but also looked back to her best with her explosive serve often too much for Barty, producing 13 aces.