Wimbledon 2013: Petra Kvitova first to reach quarters

Kvitova, 2011 champion, is the only WTA player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam tournament.

updated: July 01, 2013 17:53 IST
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Former champion Petra Kvitova became the first player to reach the quarterfinals at this year's Wimbledon, beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Kvitova served for the first set at 6-5 but was broken at love and then lost four straight points in the tiebreaker to trail 4-3. But she capitalized on a couple of errors by the Spaniard and converted her first set point when Suarez Navarro netted a backhand.

In the second, she broke to lead 4-2, and served out the match at love when Suarez Navarro sent a forehand long.

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