Petra Kvitova takes down Paula Badosa in Ostrava

Native player Petra Kvitova took down Paula Badosa 7-6(4) 6-4 to move to the next round at the Ostrava Open.

It was a fairly solid match from Badosa, certainly one of her better ones in recent memory but she was still unable to best a very inspired Kvitova. The Czech player certainly proved much better than her opponent and she gave the native fans quite a lot of reasons to celebrate.

The first was quite competitive and Kvitova had some issues early as she was forced to save break points. Badosa put pressure on her but once Kvitova found a good rhythm she was able to hold off Badosa rather easily.

We went into a tiebreak and it proved rather crucial in that one as she jumped out to a 4-1 lead and held it to win it 7-4. She had an early break in the second set but gave it right back to make it 2-2. Badosa stabilized for a while but she complicated things quite a bit when she dropped serve at 3-3.

Kvitova had multiple match points at 5-3 but converted only her 8th to close out the match 6-4. A bit shaky in the final few games but a good win nonetheless.

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