Kvitova wins opener in Flushing Meadows

12:20 PM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was a three-set opening-round winner Tuesday at the 2013 U.S. Open.

The seventh-seeded Czech slugger got past Japan's Misaki Doi, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, in 1 hour, 55 minutes on a warm, breezy Day 2 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Kvitova captured Wimbledon in 2011, but has never made it past the fourth round here in Flushing.

Meanwhile, 10th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci handled Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4, 6-2, 13tgh-seeded former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic pasted Georgian Anna Tatishvili 6-2, 6-0, and 14th-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko mauled Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-1, 6-1.

In other action involving seeds, No. 22 Russian Elena Vesnina drilled German Annika Beck 6-1, 6-1 and Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh knocked out No. 31 Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-3.

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