Kvitova falls apart vs Van Uytvanck as Kiki Bertens bids farewell to tennis
Petra Kvitova appeared to be on track for an R3 berth at the Tokyo Olympic Games after winning a hard-fought first set. It was never going to be easy and Van Uytvanck showed a lot of fight in the set despite losing. That fighting spirit paid off in the 2nd set when Kvitova's level dropped off considerably.
The Belgian player was able to win the 2nd set with 6-3 and force a deciding set. It promised to be an epic clash yet Peta Kvitova had other ideas. She inexplicably fell apart in the final set losing it 0-6. A great win for the Belgian who moves on the R3.
Meanwhile in the WTA doubles draw Kiki Bertens and Demi Schuurs played their 2nd round match vs Kudermetova and Vesnina and with Rojer testing positive for Coronavirus it had the potential of being the last match Kiki Bertens will ever play. And ultimately it ended up being just that with the Russian pair scoring a 2-1 victory with 10-7 in the decider.
A great career for Bertens who suffered the most heartbreaking ways of ending your career, due to injuries. At the mere age of 29, the Dutch player is now officially retired having played her final career match at the 2020 Olympic Games. All the best in the future Kiki.