US Open: Former Major winners Petra Kvitova, Svetlana Kuznetsova sent packing

The 2011 Wimbledon champion Kvitova fell to to 81st-ranked US wildcard Alison Riske while Kuznetsova lost to Flavia Pennetta.

updated: September 01, 2013 00:30 IST
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New York: Past Grand Slam champions Petra Kvitova and Svetlana Kuznetsova were ousted from the US Open in early upsets on Saturday.

Czech seventh seed Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion who was reportedly hospitalized on Friday, made 27 unforced errors and seven double faults to lose in only 65 minutes, falling to 81st-ranked US wildcard Alison Riske 6-3, 6-0.

"It's so awesome," said Riske, who lost to Kvitova last week in New Haven in their only prior meeting. "That (result) really helped me to just focus and play my game."

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