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Petra Kvitova beats Katarzyna Piter at Bad Homburg Open, faces Ann Li​ next

Kvitova lost serve three times but hit 10 aces while prevailing against 135th-ranked Piter in just under two hours at the Wimbledon warmup.

Published: 22nd June 2021 01:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2021 01:58 PM   |  A+A-

Two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova

Two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

BAD HOMBURG: Top-seeded Petra Kvitova had to dig deep to reach the second round of the Bad Homburg Open in beating Polish qualifier Katarzyna Piter 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Kvitova lost serve three times but hit 10 aces while prevailing against 135th-ranked Piter in just under two hours at the Wimbledon warmup.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, who's ranked 12th, will next play American Ann Li, who eased past Germany's Anna Zaja 6-0, 6-4.

Another American, Jessica Pegula, also had little difficulty as she got past French player Amandine Hesse 6-2, 6-1.

The third-seeded Pegula next faces Czech player Katerina Siniakova.

Also, there were wins for Alizé Cornet, Laura Siegemund, Sara Sorribes Tormo and Anna Blinkova.

Simona Halep pulled out of the grass-court tournament shortly before it started in the town near Frankfurt.



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