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French Open 2020 | Petra Kvitova reaches 1st quarterfinal at Roland Garros since 2012

The seventh-seeded Czech player lost her only semifinal match at Roland Garros in 2012.

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Paris Published on: October 05, 2020 17:08 IST
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her fourth-round match of the French Open tennis tournament against China's Zhang Shuai in two sets 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 5

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the French Open quarterfinals for the first time in eight years by beating Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-4.

The seventh-seeded Czech player lost her only semifinal match at Roland Garros in 2012.

Zhang had a medical timeout while trailing 5-2 in the first set.

Kvitova sat waiting wrapped in a pink coat to combat the chilly conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier. She then did some leg exercises to keep warm.

The 30-year-old Kvitova will next face Laura Siegemund. The unseeded German beat Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals at a major tournament for the first time.

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