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Kvitova saves match point against Teichmann to prevail in Cincinnati

Petra Kvitova defeated Jil Teichmann in a three-set thriller on Monday evening and will play the winner of the match between Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 12 seed, and Romanian Sorana Cirstea in the next round.

Petra Kvitova R2 Eastbourne 2022 AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Petra Kvitova advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open by defeating Jil Teichmann 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-3 at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati on Monday evening.

Kvitova, ranked No 28, will next face the winner of a match between Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and Sorana Cirstea of Romania.

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other first-round matches and results:

  • Serena Williams vs. Emma Raducanu
  • Madison Keys vs. Yulia Putintseva
  • Anastasia Potapova vs. Simona Halep
  • Coco Gauff vs. Marie Bouzkova
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Sofia Kenin vs. Shelby Rogers
  • Martina Trevisan vs. Anna Kalinskaya
  • Karolina Pliskova vs. Venus Williams
  • Marta Kostyuk vs. Camila Giorgi
  • Naomi Osaka vs. Shuai Zhang
  • Anhelina Kalinina vs. Elise Mertens
  • Belinda Bencic vs. Sorana Cirstea
  • Sloane Stephens vs. Alize Cornet
  • Caroline Garcia vs. Petra Martic
  • Kaia Kanepi vs. Victoria Azarenka
  • Taylor Townsend vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Tereza Martincova vs. Nuria Parrizas Diaz
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova beat Leylah Fernandez (13): 6-4, 7-5
  • Catherine McNally (WC) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich: 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2)
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj beat Sara Sorribes Tormo: 6-1, 7-6(2)
  • Amanda Anisimova beat Daria Kasatkina (9): 6-4, 6-4
  • Veronika Kudermetova beat Barbora Krejcikova: 6-3, 6-3
  • Elena Rybakina beat Mayar Sherif: 6-3, 6-2
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