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Kvitova advances to Sydney semifinals

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova into semifinals at Sydney International

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts after winning a point against Christina McHale of the U.S. during their women's singles match at the Sydney...
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic hits a backhand to Christina McHale of the U.S. during their women's singles match at the Sydney International ten...
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic plays a shot to fellow countrywoman Lucie Safarova during their women's singles match at the Sydney International ...

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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts after winning a point against Christina McHale of the U.S. during their women's singles match at the Sydney...

Australia Tennis Sydney International

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic hits a backhand to Christina McHale of the U.S. during their women's singles match at the Sydney International ten...

Australia Tennis Sydney International

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic plays a shot to fellow countrywoman Lucie Safarova during their women's singles match at the Sydney International ...

SYDNEY (AP) -- Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the Sydney International semifinals on Wednesday with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over fellow Czech player Lucie Safarova.

Kvitova, the second seed, will play the winner of the quarterfinal being played later Wednesday between Italy's Sara Errani and Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.

In other women's play, defending champion Elena Vesnina retired from her second-round match at the Hobart International with a back injury. Spanish qualifier Estrella Cabeza Candela was leading the match 4-6, 6-2, 4-1 when Vesnina quit.

At the ATP tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, American wild card Jack Sock defeated second-seeded German Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-4. American John Isner, the third seed, also advanced with a 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-2 win over Slovakian Lukas Lacko.


Updated : 2021-01-23 00:44 GMT+08:00