Petra Kvitova The No 2 Loses First Match At Charleston

Kristyna Pliskova confidently rallied from a set down to knock out Petra Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon champion on Wednesday at the WTA’s Volvo Car Open.

The second-seeded Kvitova who hail from the Czech Republic won six of the first seven games and grab the opening set, before Pliskova the countrywoman came back for a 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 win to advance to the round of 16 in the first clay-court in WTA event of the season. Before this victory, Kvitova had won 24 straight matches opposite Czech players. Pliskova is now ranked 77th and she is the identical twin of Karolina Pliskova, now ranked top-10 and was world No. 1. While heading to face Kvitova, the two-time Grand Slam winner, Kristyna got some sisterly advice from Karolina. “The advice she gave me really helped me in the game because she aware of her playing skill better than me,” said Kristyna Pliskova.

Pliskova said the change in the game came when she started to get her serve in the final two sets. She “The first set was really-really tough and that one made the major difference”. Johanna Konta No. 6 seed who hails from Australia also lost her match, falling in straight sets to Fanny Stollar of Hungary with the score 6-3, 6-4. Stollar after the match said she was capable to dictate points in the most of the match opposite Konta. She said “I believe I pushed my game to her and all through my game I stayed really aggressive,” said Madison Keys, needed three sets to take down Lara Arruabarrena 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Keys, is the highest-seeded left in the tournament, who is from America.

Julia Goerges, the No. 5 seed coming from Germany topped American Kristie Ahn with the score 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1).