She pulled up with ice in Birmingham after just one round on the grass, and she has a tough start with Birmingham finalist Ashleigh Barty, the always risky Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the third round before maybe the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko before she gets there. What added to the win's significance was that it was Kvitova's only second tournament of her post-injury comeback and her first event on grass.
The Czech shrugged off the assertion she is the favorite to win without Serena in the draw.
"I think I am little bit different on the court and off the court".
But none of that would have been possible had Dr Kebrle not done a good enough job repairing the tendons and ligament damage.
She is confident the fall has not stalled her momentum, saying: "I don't think it has necessarily any effect unless I'm physically unable to play".
Given that she only resumed playing in March, it was understandable that there would be a few nerves on her return to SW19 where she was crowned champion in 2011 and 2014.
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While Williams would win her 23rd career grand slam in the 2017 Australian Open this past winter, she will not be taking part in this year's tournament in London.
After staving off a third break point in game nine with an ace down the middle, Kvitova clinched the first set when Larsson found the net. I'm a positive person and I want to challenge myself and try to play well on every surface and not be that kind of player who thinks "okay, this is not my surface, it doesn't matter, I can give up if it's not working well"... "I think she misses me", she told reporters.
It's a tough section but I'm tempted by Mladenovic, a player enjoying a fine season. There will be a new champion in Wimbledon in the women's singles tournament.
The No.6 seed damaged her back after falling heavily in her match in the Aegon Championships three days ago.
Kvitova, 27, who has been ranked as high as No. 2 and is seeded 11th at Wimbledon, only began practicing a couple of weeks before the French Open started in May.
"I got to play against two grand slam champions, the reigning French Open champion, and also the number one player in the world".