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Kvitova eases past Krunic to enter Wuhan Open 3rd round

Kvitova eases past Krunic to enter Wuhan Open 3rd round

Wuhan, Sep 25 (IANS) Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Serbias Aleksandra Krunic in straight sets on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Wuhan Open.

The fifth-seeded Kvitova sealed the match with one of 13 aces she hit on her way to beating the World Number 63 6-3, 6-4, reports Efe.

The Czech exacted some measure of revenge on Krunic, who had won the pair’s only previous meeting when she stunned Kvitova in the third round of the 2014 US Open.

Kvitova, who has won at Wuhan twice in the past four years, is looking to add a third title to her haul.

She advances to the third round, where she will face either Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands or Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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