Monday, June 27, 2011

Kvitova continues straight-sets Wimbledon campaign

Today at Wimbledon, Petra Kvitova went through opponent Yanina Wickmayer like a blowtorch through a sticky toffee pudding, defeating her 6-0, 6-2 in the round of 16. 8th seed Kvitova went after 19th seed Wickmayer's second serves, and many of her first serves, and walked away with first and second serve win percentages of 94 and 67 on her own serve. The whole thing was over in 45 minutes. Kvitova has yet to drop a set, and she has lost only 15 games.

Meanwhile, 4th seed Victoria Azarenka--still standing (literally)--defeated Nadia Petrova 6-2, 6-2. Sabine Lisicki continued her excellent run with a 7-6, 6-1 win over Petra Cetkovska, and Tamira Paszek defeated Ksenia Pervak 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Paszek had to play three hours and 41 minutes to beat Francesca Schiavone in the third round.

2004 champion and 5th seed Maria Sharapova defeated 20th seed Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2. Sharapova is now the only former champion still in the draw.

In the quarterfinals, Kvitova will play Tsvetana Pironkova, Azarenka will play Paszek, and Lisicki will play 9th seed Marion Bartoli, who defeated defending champion Serena Williams. Sharapova will play Dominika Cibulkova.

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