Wimbledon champion Kvitova out of Eastbourne

Updated: 20 June 2012 15:34 IST

Petra Kvitova will head to next week's start of her Wimbledon title defence without a win on grass after exiting in her opening match at the Eastbourne event on Tuesday 7-5, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova.

Wimbledon champion Kvitova out of Eastbourne
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Eastbourne:

Petra Kvitova will head to next week's start of her Wimbledon title defence without a win on grass after exiting in her opening match at the Eastbourne event on Tuesday 7-5, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova.

Czech Kvitova was humbled at Devonshire park in 91 minutes in the second round by the Russian, who benefitted from six Kvitova double-faults and broke the second seed five times.

On the men's side, Belgian Steve Darcis put out Australian Matthew Ebden 6-2, 6-4 while Uzbek Denis Istomin beat Frenchman Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-3.

The Makarova win was a reversal of a victory here a year ago by Kvitova over the Russian in the second round.

The 48th-ranked Makarova, winner of the 2010 Eastbourne title, gained grass experience last week in Birmingham as she reached the semi-finals.

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