Kvitova advances at Aegon Classic

- - AP, BIRMINGHAM

Jun 25, 2017-

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semifinals at the Aegon Classic on Friday. The left-handed Czech player beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 7-6 (5) on grass at the Wimbledon warm-up event. 

Kvitova next plays a friend since childhood, compatriot Lucie Safarova who beat Australian Daria Gavrilova 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (5). The tournament’s other Grand Slam winner, former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, also reached the semifinals, only her third of the year and the first on grass since she reached the final of Wimbledon nearly two years ago. 

It happened abruptly when her opponent CoCo Vandeweghe, the unseeded American who ousted the fourth-seeded Johanna Konta, shook hands just three points into the final set. Muguruza won 4-6, 6-4, 30-love. 

Published: 25-06-2017 09:58

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