Tennis player Petra Kvitová is in the semifinals of the Grand Slam Roland Garros for the second time. The thirty-year-old Czech player beat German Laura Siegemund twice 6: 3 in today’s quarterfinals on the clay clay in Paris and repeated the success of 2012.
Petra Kvitová during the quarterfinal duel with the German Laura Siegemundová Video: Associated Press
She will compete with the American woman to advance to the finals. Her next opponent will be either the fourth seed Sofia Kenin or Danielle Collins.
The seventh seeded Kvitová dictated the pace from the beginning of the quarterfinals. She did not let the 32-year-old Siegemund, whom her favorite clay brought, her first participation in the top eight in the grand slam, play a colorful game and serve well. She decided to win the first set with a break in the fourth game. She did not face a single breakball during her administration.
In the second set, the favored Czech Republic quickly led 2: 0, but then the magic of her service vanished. She lost the service twice, but was even more active on the return. She won the opponent’s service three more times, including the final ninth game of the second set. During the second match, the 66th player in the world, Siegemund, helped her with a double mistake.
In the semifinals of the grand slam, the two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitová is for the first time since last year’s Australian Open, where she advanced to the finals. In Paris, where it already has a certain bonus of at least 425,250 euros (11.5 million crowns), it has not yet reached the finals. Eight years ago, it was not enough for the later winner Maria Sharapova from Russia.
This year, Kvitová has not lost a hundred in the last five matches at Roland Garros. She has not lost to any of the potential semi-final opponents yet. She defeated both in both previous matches. She won the winner of this year’s Australian Open Kenin, among other things, last year at clay court in Madrid, and again eliminated Collins in the semifinals of last year’s Australian Open.
French Open tennis slam tournament in Paris (clay, subsidy 38 million euros):
Singles – Quarterfinals:
Kvitová (7-CZ) – Siegemundová (DEU) 6: 3, 6: 3.
Singles – Round 3:
Nosková (ČR) – Brugnoneová (Fr.) 6: 1, 6: 2.