Kvitova, Serena in second round

Jun 27, 2012, 09:59 IST | AFP

Defending champion Petra Kvitova reached the Wimbledon second round yesterday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan, but only after surviving an early struggle

The Czech, who became the first woman born in the 1990s to win a major when she beat Maria Sharapova in the 2011 final, fought back from 3-0 and 4-1 down in the first set before seeing off Amanmuradova, who has now lost all her five first round appearances here.

 


Petra Kvitova

Meanwhile, Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round yesterday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic. The American sixth seed will face either Johanna Larsson of Sweden or Hungarian qualifier Melinda Czink for a place in the last 32.

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