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Dubai Duty Free Championships: Kvitova moves into last 16, next Krejcikova
Petra Kvitova defeated Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday and will play Czech Barbora Krejcikova in the next round
Petra Kvitova at the United Cup 2023 Image Credit – United Cup
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships •Third round • completedSee draw
Czech Petra Kvitova, the No 12 seed, won against Kazakh Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the last 16 of the Dubai Duty Free Championships at The Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Tuesday.
Kvitova, ranked No 15, will play Czech Barbora Krejcikova next.
Ahead of her victory, the Czech beat Italian Martina Trevisan (6-2, 6-1).
Putintseva, ranked No 46, defeated Croat Petra Martic (6-4, 0-6, 6-2) in the previous round of the Dubai Open.
Dubai WTA 1000, other second-round results (The Aviation Club Tennis Centre, hard, USD 2.788.468, most recent results first):
- Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Coco Gauff
- Iga Swiatek vs. Leylah Fernandez
- Elena Rybakina vs. Marie Bouzkova
- Lauren Davis vs. Aryna Sabalenka: tuesday
- Jelena Ostapenko vs. Linda Fruhvirtova: tuesday
- Belinda Bencic vs. Marta Kostyuk: tuesday
- Shelby Rogers vs. Ana Bogdan: tuesday
- Jessica Pegula (3) beat Viktoriya Tomova (Q): 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
- Qinwen Zheng vs. Liudmila Samsonova
- Karolina Muchova beat Sorana Cirstea: 6-4, 7-6 (4)
- Victoria Azarenka (15) beat Amanda Anisimova: 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
- Madison Keys beat Caroline Garcia (4): 7-5, 6-4
- Karolina Pliskova beat Maria Sakkari (6): 6-1, 6-2
- Barbora Krejcikova beat Daria Kasatkina (7): 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
- Anhelina Kalinina beat Dayana Yastremska (Q): 5-7, 6-2, 6-3