WTA Summary: Petra Kvitova withdraws in first round in Charleston

WTA Summary: Petra Kvitova withdraws in first round in Charleston

Magdalena Frech of Poland advanced on Monday at the Credit One Charleston Open in Charleston, SC, when No. 11 seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic withdrew during the second set of her first round match.

Frech led 7-6 (6), 3-2 when the two-time Wimbledon champion retired, reportedly due to a thigh problem. Frech led the tiebreak in the first set 6-2 but lost four straight set points as Kvitova equalized 6-6 before Poland finished the job.

No. 12 seed Alize Cornet from France got from American Alycia Parks 6-0, 7-5. No. 15-seeded Amanda Anisimova of the United States defeated compatriot Sachia Vickery 6-0, 7-5, and 16th-seeded Shuai Zhang of China won 6-2, 6-4 over American Francesca Di Lorenzo.

Other winners in Charleston were the Ukrainians Anhelina Kalinina and Katarina Zavatska, Italian Jasmine Paolini, American Claire Liu, Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, Hungarian Anna Bondar, Linda Fruhvirtova from the Czech Republic and Ulrikke Eikeri from Norway.

Two more matches were scheduled for Monday night, with Shelby Rogers from the USA against Kaia Kanepi from Estonia and Xinyu Wang from China against Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania.

Defending champion Veronika Kudermetova from Russia withdrew before the tournament began due to illness.

Copa Colsanitas

Laura Pigossi of Brazil upset fifth-seeded Harmony Tan of France 6-4, 6-3 in the first round in Bogota, Colombia.

Pigossi saved seven of nine break points and broke Tans serve five times. She won the last three games of the second set and beat Tan twice to win.

Third-seeded Rebecca Peterson from Sweden defeated Maria Herazo Gonzalez from Colombia 6-4, 6-3. Monday’s other winners were Sara Errani and Lucrezia Stefanini from Italy, Tatjana Maria from Germany and Mirjam Bjorklund from Sweden.

–Field Level Media

Source: sn.dk

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