Seventh seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic is back in the French Open semifinals after eight years with a solid 6-3 6-3 victory over Germany’s world No.66 Laura Siegemund.
The two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova won 17 out of 18 points when her first serve landed in to comfortably build a 6-3 2-0 lead. Just one break point was enough for her to go ahead in the first set, as Siegemund never recovered from a 3-1 deficit.
After the first two games in the second set, Kvitova’s serve quality declined and she started producing more errors, which allowed Siegemund to level to 2-2. An argument with chair umpire distracted Siegemund, so she dropped serve once again and even though she broke back immediately to 3-3, Kvitova confidently won the next three games to advance in one hour and twenty minutes as Siegemund double-faulted on the second match point.
Kvitova is yet to drop a set at this year’s Roland Garros. Her semifinal opponent will be the winner of the upcoming all-American encounter between Danielle Collins and fourth seed Sofia Kenin.