WTA Tour

Kvitova eases into Prague final by beating Zhang

2018-05-04 15:10
Petra Kvitova (AP)

Paris - Czech Petra Kvitova reached her third WTA final of the season on home soil in Prague with a 7-6 (8/6), 6-0 victory over Chinese player Zhang Shuai on Friday.

Kvitova, who won tournaments earlier this year in St Petersburg and Doha, will face either Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu or Italy's Camila Giorgi in the final as she looks for her first clay-court title since the 2015 Madrid Open.

The two-time Wimbledon champion has risen back into the world's top 10 this year after dropping down the rankings following a hand injury inflicted in a knife attack at her home in 2016.

The 28-year-old needed four set points to clinch the opener against Zhang in a tie-break, but raced through the second for the loss of just six points.

Results from the WTA Prague Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):


Petra Kvitova (CZE x2) bt Shuai Zhang (CHN x6) 7-6 (8/6), 6-0

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