Kvitova wins the Czech semifinal challenge at Wimbledon

0

Kvitova

In the first all-lefty Grand Slam semifinal in 22 years and the first all-Czech one since 1986, the 2011 champion Petra Kvitova squeezed past compatriot Lucie Safarova in the first set and cruised through the second to reach the final of Wimbledon with a 7-6(6) 6-1 victory.

The sixth-seeded Kvitova opened the match by breaking her opponent, but the 23rd-seeded Safarova quickly brought things back on serve in the fourth game, leveling to 2-2, and appeared at ease in her first major semifinal, holding her serve well until it was 6-6. However, her negative record in tiebreaks against Kvitova continued to haunt her and after saving one set point she succumbed to Kvitova, making her record in tiebreaks against Kvitova 0-4.

Statistics proved to be telling once more in this semifinal, as Kvitova entered the second set with 54-8 record at Grand Slams when winning the first set and 21-1 at Wimbledon, and cruised past Safarova after claiming the tight opener.

Kvitova’s opponent in the championship match will be either Simona Halep or Eugenie Bouchard. (photo: Moo’s Tennis Blog)


Get women's tennis updates to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and your information will never be shared. Just one note, we use Sendinblue as our marketing platform, so by clicking "Subscribe" to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use.


LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here