Petra Kvitova marches through Prague Open to semis
ABS-CBN Sports on May 04, 2018 08:12 AM
FILE - Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic looks to make a return to Germany's Andrea Petkovic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
PRAGUE (AP) — Second-seeded Petra Kvitova advanced to the Prague Open semifinals after dominating fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.
On the way to her third straight-sets victory, Kvitova hit 21 winners at her debut in the tournament.
She next faces sixth-seeded Zhang Shuai of China who defeated Jasmine Paolini of Italy 6-4, 6-3.
Kvitova and Zhang have a 2-2 record against each other.
Seventh-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania reached her second semifinal this year by beating Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-3.
She will meet Italian Camila Giorgi, who knocked out former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur 6-2, 6-3.