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Kvitova comes from behind to reach Stuttgart semis

2019-04-26 15:35
Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova (AP)

Stuttgart - World No 3 Petra Kvitova overcame a rocky start to beat Anastasija Sevastova in three sets and progress to the last four of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart on Friday. 

Latvia's Sevastova sprung a surprise early on, breaking twice to take a 4-0 lead before going on to win the first set. 

Yet Kvitova came back to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 and reach the last four in Stuttgart for the third time in her career. 

"It was really difficult today, but I am very happy to be in the semi-final. I feel good and healthy," said Kvitova after the match. 

Along with Japanese world No 1 Naomi Osaka, Kvitova is one of the favourites in Stuttgart.

She will face either the Netherlands' Kiki Bertens or Germany's Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals on Saturday, before potentially meeting Osaka in Sunday's final. 

"If I play against Angie in the semi-final, it will be like a Fed Cup tie because the crowd will be behind her," said Kvitova.

Results from the WTA tournament in Stuttgart on Friday (x denotes seeding):

Quarter-finals

Petra Kvitova (CZE x3) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x7) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

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