Two-time champion Petra Kvitova crashes out of Wimbledon

Jul 03, 2016, 11:57 IST | AFP

London: Two-time champion Petra Kvitova crashed out of Wimbledon on Saturday, losing 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) to Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova in the last second round match to be completed.

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

The Czech, who was champion in 2011 and 2014, committed 43 unforced errors against Makarova, who will face Barbora Strycova for a place in the last 16.

Meanwhile, World No 5 Simona Halep made it through to the Wimbledon fourth round with a straightforward victory over Kiki Bertens on Saturday, despite a lingering Achilles problem. The 2014 Wimbledon semi-finalist cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win over the Dutch World No 28.

“I’m fit now but some days I have pain again. I don't know what is going on with my Achilles,” said Halep.

The 24-year-old said she would not be going to watch Keys face Cornet to get some inside information ahead of Monday's match.

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