Friday, October 14, 2011

Kvitova advances to Linz semifinals

The "real" Petra Kvitova appeared in Linz today, and made short work (6-2, 6-2) of 8th seed and former champion Daniela Hantuchova in the quarterfinals. Her semifinal opponent will be 3rd seed Jelena Jankovic, who defeated lucky loser Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-4.

Also playing in the Linz semifinals are 7th seed Dominika Cibulkova and Lucie Safarova. Cibulkova defeated lucky loser Anastasia Rodionova 6-7, 6-2, 6-1, and Safarova defeated qualifier Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-2.

Kvitova, who received a wild card into the tournament, is seeded number 1.

All play in Osaka today was canceled because of rain.