US Open - Andrea Petkovic completely defeats Petra Kvitova - Sport
Andrea Petkovic defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at the US Open and is in the third round after a strong showing. The former top-ten player from Darmstadt won 6: 4, 6: 4 against the 6th placed Czech and is now fighting Elise Mertens (Belgium / No.25) or Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) for the last sixteen.
In the eleventh match against Kvitova it was the sixth victory for Petkovic. In their recent duel, the two had also faced each other on the Grand Slam level: Petkovic won at the Australian Open in Melbourne last year a hard-fought first-round match in three sets.
Eliminated, however, is Laura Siegemund. The 31-year-old from Metzingen lost on Thursday in New York their second round match against the seeded US-American Sofia Kenin 6: 7 (4: 7), 0: 6.