Petra Kvitova beats Azarenka in 2 sets in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Australian Delivery finalist Petra Kvitova obtained eight straight games to discover preserve watch over of the match sooner than wanting a tiebreaker to at final beat Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the second round of the St. Petersburg Girls Trophy.

Kvitova, taking part in her opening match after a essential-round bye, went from trailing 2-1 in the main situation to a 3-0 lead in the second. But she double-faulted on match level at 5-1 to let Azarenka benefit into the match.

Kvitova will next face either eighth-seeded Donna Vekic or fortunate loser Veronika Kudermetova in the quarterfinals.

Maria Sharapova withdrew from the tournament with a lawful shoulder hurt, hours sooner than she modified into once to play Daria Kasatkina in the second round.

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