8 months Kvitova downs Azarenka to reach St Petersburg quarters Manilatimes |Sports
SAINT PETERSBURG: Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova continued her strong run of form with a straight-sets win over former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka to reach the quarterfinals in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday. Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, who rose to world number two after her Melbourne final loss to Naomi Osaka last Saturday, prevailed 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). She led 5-1 in the second set and missed two match points before ending an Azarenka comeback in a tie-break. “I really wanted to finish (the match) earlier, but unfortunately I had to fight back in the second set and then I did ... more