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EASTBOURNE, England — Defending champion Petra Kvitova withdrew from the Eastbourne International on Tuesday, citing fatigue.

No. 9-ranked Kvitova won her 31st WTA singles title Sunday in Berlin.

The two-time Wimbledon champion was due to start her Eastbourne defense against Jelena Ostapenko, whom she beat in last year’s final. Ostapenko won the 2021 title and the Birmingham trophy Sunday.

Kvitova’s exit followed that of Wimbledon titleholder Elena Rybakina on Monday. Rybakina was the top seed but withdrew because of a viral illness, Eastbourne organizers said.

The field was newly led by No. 5-ranked Caroline Garcia and included four others in the top 10 this week: Jessica Pegula, Ons Jabeur, Coco Gauff and Barbora Krejcikova.

No. 22-ranked Anastasia Potapova also withdrew; she has a right shoulder injury. Potapova was a semifinalist in Birmingham last week.

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Petra Kvitova won’t be defending Eastbourne title due to fatigue