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Kvitova makes quick work of Cirstea in Cincinnati

Petra Kvitova defeated Sorana Cirstea in straight sets on Wednesday afternoon in Cincinnati. Kvitova will go up against Ons Jabeur in a third-round showdown.

Petra Kvitova R2 Eastbourne 2022 AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Czech Petra Kvitova reached the last 16 of the Western & Southern Open by defeating Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-3 at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati on Wednesday evening.

Kvitova, ranked No 28, will face Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur in the round of 16.

In the previous round of the Cincy Open, the Czech won against Swiss Jil Teichmann (6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3).

Cirstea, ranked No 40, edged out Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 12 seed (6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4) during the first round of the Cincy Open.

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

  • Paula Badosa vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Shelby Rogers vs. Amanda Anisimova
  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Anna Kalinskaya
  • Veronika Kudermetova vs. Simona Halep
  • Madison Keys vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Iga Swiatek vs. Sloane Stephens
  • Karolina Pliskova vs. Elise Mertens
  • Elena Rybakina vs. Garbine Muguruza
  • Victoria Azarenka vs. Emma Raducanu
  • Jessica Pegula vs. Marta Kostyuk
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Shuai Zhang
  • Ons Jabeur (5) beat Catherine McNally (WC): 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(7)
  • Caroline Garcia (Q) beat Maria Sakkari (4): 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-1
  • Anett Kontaveit (2) beat Tereza Martincova (Q): 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
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