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Australian Open: Petra Kvitova Knocked Out After Defeat Against Sorana Cirstea In Second Round

Australian Open: Petra Kvitova Knocked Out After Defeat Against Sorana Cirstea In Second Round | Tennis News

Sorana Cirstea performs Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic within the third spherical.© AFP




Two-time Grand Slam winner Petra Kvitova slumped out of the Australian Open on Wednesday, after a tricky three-set loss to Sorana Cirstea within the second round. The ninth seed hit again strongly after dropping the primary set, however her problem fell aside as she went out 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 after 44 unforced errors and 7 double faults. “It was spectacular… I used to be not anticipating it,” stated Romanian Cirstea, who was one of many gamers that underwent arduous quarantine, and could not go away her resort room for 14 days.

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“I believed I might beat her and I used to be assured. I am actually pleased with this win.”

Kvitova, the 2019 Australian Open finalist, recovered from a sluggish begin to rediscover her highly effective groundstrokes in a dominant second set, however light on a moist Margaret Court docket Area. 

She had dominated the match-up prior, profitable 5 of their seven clashes.

The 30-year-old Czech completed final yr on a excessive, reaching the semi-finals of the French Open, however has had a troublesome time after rising from quarantine in Australia.

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She received only one match on the warm-up Yarra Valley Classic, earlier than falling to Nadia Podoroska of Argentina in three units. 

Cirstea, ranked 68, performs Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic within the third spherical.

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