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Sport Kvitova beats Sakkari to make quarter-finals in Melbourne

06:25  26 january  2020
06:25  26 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Petra Kvitova rallied from a set and a break down to beat Marie Sakkari on Sunday and become the first player to advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals . Kvitova lost last year's final at Melbourne Park to Naomi Osaka. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova set up a potential clash with top seed Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open quarter - finals after defeating Maria Sakkari The 2019 finalist Kvitova will face either Australia's world number one Barty or the American 18th seed Alison Riske next in Melbourne .

Petra Kvitova came from a set down and took full advantage as her Greek opponent Maria Sakkari's self-belief drained away to advance to the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2 victory on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

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Seventh seed Petra Kvitova comes from a set down to defeat Greek Maria Sakkari 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-2 and reach the Australian Open quarter - finals .

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova set up a potential clash with top seed Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open quarter - finals after defeating Maria Sakkari The 2019 finalist Kvitova will face either Australia's world number one Barty or the American 18th seed Alison Riske next in Melbourne .

Seventh seed Kvitova looked second best early on against Sakkari, who was backed by loud support from local Greek fans, but seized the advantage in a second set where both players struggled to hold serve.

The two-times Wimbledon champion broke Sakkari four times in the second set and then took a 3-0 lead in the decider to give her the advantage she needed to put away the stubborn 22nd-seed in two hours, 12 minutes.

Czech Kvitova will meet either top seed Ash Barty or Alison Riske, who play later on Sunday, in the last eight.

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(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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