French Open: Petra Kvitova knocked out by Kontaveit

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 02, 2018, 07:56 PM(IST)

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Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova was knocked out of the French Open by Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit on Saturday.

Kontaveit won 7-6(6) 7-6(4) to reach the fourth round for the first time.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova made 57 unforced errors and served 10 double faults in an erratic display that saw her 13-match winning streak come to an end.

Kvitova bounded into a 3-1 lead but it was clear that Kontaveit was not going to be a pushover as the Estonian forged 5-3 in front only to be forced into a tiebreak.

Seeded 25 in Paris, the 22-year-old Kontaveit will face either Italian Camila Giorgi or US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the last 16 as she looks to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.

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