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'Exhausted' Petra Kvitova bows out; to seek medical advice

New York: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she will seek more medical advice after a fresh bout of exhaustion struck in her US Open quarter-final exit.

Petra Kvitova during her quarter-final against Italy's Flavia Pennetta on Wednesday. Pic/AFP
Petra Kvitova during her quarter-final against Italy's Flavia Pennetta on Wednesday. Pic/AFP

The fifth-seeded Czech was diagnosed with mononucleosis earlier in the summer but was cleared to play the hardcourt season by doctors.

Earlier in 2015, she had taken six weeks off the tour, citing exhaustion. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old slumped to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat to Italia's Flavia Pennetta and admitted she will return to her doctors before making a decision on whether or not to take part in the upcoming Asian swing.

"I'm going back to make some blood tests, to see how everything is looking right now," she said. "Now I'm feeling really exhausted, so I'm really glad I can sit down now. I am going to talk with the doctors again and see how everything is working, but if I'm okay I will go there (Wuhan and Beijing), for sure."

'I couldn't fall asleep'
Kvitova had reached the US Open quarter-finals for the first time, having already made at least the last-four stage of the other three majors.

Kvitova said she had come into the tie feeling tired after failing to sleep well the night before. "Actually, I couldn't fall asleep last night, so it was kind of difficult anyway," she said as she slumped in her chair in the media conference room.

"When I heard my alarm I didn't want to wake up. Yeah, I'm kind of sleepy right now, as well."

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