Kvitova fights back to reach Australian Open last eight


Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova became defeated by Naomi Osaka within the 2019 final
2020 Australian Open
Venue:Melbourne ParkDates:20 January to 2 February
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Seventh seed Petra Kvitova battled from a residing down to defeat Greek Maria Sakkari 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-2 and attain the Australian Open quarter-finals.

The pair struggled with their provider games in a contest where there were 12 breaks and 28 prospects to have so.

After trailing by a residing and a spoil, Kvitova broke herself within the seventh and ninth games to draw shut the second residing.

The 22nd seed’s stage dropped additional within the third because the Czech 2019 finalist sealed victory with some other spoil.

Kvitova will now face either world no 1 Ashleigh Barty or American Alison Riske in Melbourne.

“I do not know the diagram I discovered my game,” she mentioned when asked about her fightback. “I perfect kept taking half in. I knew it’d be a no longer easy match.”

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