Rogers Cup: Petra falls to Bertens


Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands claimed her sixth Top 10 win of the year with a straightforward 6-3, 6-2 victory over No.8 seed Petra Kvitova at the Rogers Cup on Thursday, entering the quarterfinals at the event for the first time in her career.

Bertens had lost her previous two meetings against the 2012 Rogers Cup champion, including a nearly three-hour championship match in Madrid earlier this year. But Bertens was dominant on the day in Montreal, outplaying the former World No.2 in one hour and 12 minutes.

The players finished the match with an equal amount of winners — eight apiece — but Kvitova was undone by a whopping 28 unforced errors, nearly double Bertens’ 15. The strong serving by Bertens was matched by her fearless returning, breaking the vaunted Kvitova delivery five times in the match, off of her seven break points.

In the final eight, Bertens will come up against No.15 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia. Barty got past Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in straight sets earlier on Thursday.

WTATennis.com