Two-time Grand Slam champions Petra Kvitova advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open after she beats the reigning Wimbledon champion and No. 3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain.
Kvitova had a spectacular performance to stun the US Open favorite Muguruza with a comfortable 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York.
The 13th seeded Czech went toe-to-toe against Muguruza and called the match a “great fight.”
Muguruza got off to a fine start, breaking for a 3-1 lead in the opening set. However, Kvitova bounced back and clinched the opening set on a tie-break as she continued her brilliancy in the second set of the game.
“I think the crowd was just amazing. When I had a match point or pretty close game, they were just really crazy. It was just unbelievable to play on. So it was just great experience again.” Kvitova said
Kvitova handed Muguruza in just an hour and seven minutes and she will now face the two-time US Open champion Venus Williams in the quarterfinals.
Kvitova has a solid record against Williams, leading the head-to-head 4-1, and it will likely be another stirring, hard-hitting contest in Flushing Meadows.
I think that she’s playing amazing on the majors this year. I mean, she is really playing very, very well on the big stages. She played the final of Wimbledon. She’s a champion. It’s what we all know. We always had tough battles. But I will try my best. I mean, she has a big serve, big server of course. She has something special which the other players don’t have. I will try to play again probably, similar game as today.” Kvitova said about Williams
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