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.
“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.
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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