Paula Badosa recovered from a 4-2 deficit within the opening set to get the higher of Kvitova.© AFP
World quantity 4 Paula Badosa defeated two-time champion Petra Kvitova on Saturday to succeed in the Wimbledon fourth spherical, the place she is going to face one other former winner, Simona Halep. The Spaniard triumphed 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) to make the final 16 for a second successive yr on the All England Club.
Badosa recovered from a 4-2 deficit within the opening set to get the higher of Kvitova, who double-faulted when she was dealing with set level.
In a tighter second set, Kvitova was finally undone by her all-or-nothing strategy.
By the top of the match she had hit 34 winners and 31 unforced errors.
“For me it’s one of the biggest challenges to play Petra on grass,” stated 24-year-old Badosa.
“But it’s a pleasure to face her. For me she’s a legend and an inspiration.”
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