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Kvitova wins ‘bizarre’ Czech tournament

From face masks, racquet bumps, poplar tree fluff everywhere and the prospect of a final played at the press centre, Prague's first post-lockdown tennis tournament offered a plethora of bizarre moments. The three-day all-Czech event, pitting eight women and eight men, which ended on Thursday, was played under tight health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. "The gloves, face masks, the fact nobody handed us the towels, no handshakes, that was definitely bizarre. And playing without people, the atmosphere was not exactly what we are used to," said two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova after winning the women's part of the event.

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