Petra Kvitova has been defeated by Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the Australian Open 2013. Robson won the match by 2-6, 6-3, 11-9. This was a great upset by the 18 years old youngster. She was completely outplayed in the first set, but, she didn’t get demoralized. She kept fighting hard and ended up pulling off an upset. The match went on for 3 hours and 4 minutes.
Kvitova made a brilliant start to the opening set. In the first four games, both the players held their service and the scorecard was showing 2-2. But, thereafter, nothing went in Robson’s favour in the opening set. Her service was broken twice consecutively and she lost the last four games in a row.
In the second set, Robson made a comeback. The first three games went with the serve. Robson broke Kvitova’s service in the fourth game and then, held her service in the fifth game to take a profound lead of 4-1. Robson got another breakthrough in the sixth game to make the score 5-1.
The British player just needed a serve hold in the next game to grab the set, but, she didn’t manage to do that. She dropped her serve in the 7th game. Kvitova reduced the lead to 3-5 with a serve hold in the 8th game. The Czech player needed one more breakthrough to make a comeback in the set, but, that didn’t happen. Robson served out the ninth game with ease and sealed the second set by 6-3.
In the final set, Kvitova was off to a fine start. She broke Robson’s service in the second game and won the first three games in a row to take a lead of 3-0. But, she wasn’t able to keep the lead till the end. Robson got a breakthrough in the fifth game and then, she levelled the scores with a serve hold in the sixth game.
Robson had the chance to take the lead in the 11th game when she got a breakpoint, but, she didn’t capitalize on that opportunity and the match went further. The British player eventually got a breakthrough in the 19th game and then, she sealed the third set and match with a serve hold in the 20th game.
In the third round, Robson will take on Sloane Stephens of USA.