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Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova, who sustained serious injuries to her racket-holding left hand in a knife attack in December, is ready to play at Wimbledon but will make a last-minute decision on whether to participate in the French Open, according to her spokesman Karel Tejkal on Tuesday.

Tejkal said that the efforts of Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014, were aimed at getting fit to play in the tournament.

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Maria Sharapova, who recently returned to the women's tennis circuit after a 15-month ban for doping, on Friday said she will not request an invitation to enter the main table of the Wimbledon tournament and will go through the qualifying rounds.

Through a statement on her website, the Russian explained the schedule of her grass court games, three days after the French Open authorities refused her request for an invitation.

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The All England Lawn Tennis Club, host of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament, announced on Wednesday that this year's edition will pay out 31.6 million pound sterling ($40.8 million) in prize money, 12.5 per cent more than last year.

In addition, organisers of the tournament reported that the winners of the singles competitions will pocket $2.8 million each -- $258,000 more than in 2016, Efe news reported.

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Czech tennis star Petra Kvitov√° has revealed that she has been working hard on her recovery from the left arm injury she suffered after being attacked by a knife-wielding assailant in her home on December 20.

The two-time Wimbledon champion received stab wounds in her left arm and the 26-year-old had to undergo surgery on December 21.

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Police are investigating claims that a teenage British tennis player was poisoned at Wimbledon this year.

Gabriella Taylor, 18, spent four days in intensive care after becoming unwell during her girls' quarter-final match. Scotland Yard said it has received a complaint of poisoning with intent to endanger life or cause grievous bodily harm. Taylor's mother has confirmed that the matter was being dealt with by police, BBC reported on Thursday.

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Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, who dramatically lost 20kg after picking up a mystery virus, said on Saturday she is on the way to recovery.

The 2013 champion from France, who has shocked fans with her skeletal appearance, was barred from playing in an invitational event at Wimbledon this week after doctors expressed fears over her health.

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Home favourite Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title beating Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) in a shade under 3 hours on Sunday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The first Canadian man to ever appear in a Grand Slam singles final, Raonic came up short against the Scottish superstar in a match that witnessed just the one break of serve.

Murray has been for long the less accomplished member of the so called Big Four who have all won the Career Grand Slam and at least a dozen slams each. But this was the first time he was under the pressure of being the favourite in a Grand Slam final and not facing a player other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer.

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