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Kvitova crushes Tomljanovic in Cincinnati quarter-finals

Petra Kvitova defeated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-3 on Friday afternoon in Cincinnati and will face American Madison Keys in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Petra Kvitova, Cincinnati 2022 Petra Kvitova, Cincinnati 2022 – © Zuma / Panoramic

Petra Kvitova advanced to the last four of the Western & Southern Open by beating Australian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-3 at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati on Friday afternoon.

Kvitova, ranked No 28, will face American Madison Keys next.

“I didn’t feel the best,” the Czech said despite winning. “I started not great, but I somehow handled the first game and she already had break points. I think it was really, really important, actually, for the whole match then to keep it up.

“I was tired, but I was, like, ‘Ajla has to be tired, as well, because she went going from the qualies and she had late matches. So it was really battle talking with myself whole match. Yeah, so it was a nice match, I think, even the score looking how it’s looking. It was a good one, and I think Ajla really had a great tournament.”

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other quarter-finals results:

  • Jessica Pegula vs. Caroline Garcia
  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Shuai Zhang
  • Madison Keys beat Elena Rybakina: 6-2, 6-4
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