Petra advances to Madrid quarters

No.10 seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic fought through a closely contested battle with Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit at the Mutua Madrid Open on Wednesday, ultimately prevailing 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinals.

The two-time champion in Madrid recovered from a first-set collapse to clinch the three-set encounter in two hours and 16 minutes, claiming her eighth straight match win, including a title at the J&T Banka Prague Open in her home country last week.

Kvitova will face either home nation favorite No.3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain or No.14 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia in the quarterfinals, as they will face off on Manolo Santana Court on Wednesday evening.