Andrea Petkovic surprisingly defeated the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at the US Open. Petkovic beat Kvitova in sixth place after 1:35 hours 6: 4, 6: 4, battling Elise Mertens (Belgium / No.25) and Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) for the last sixteen.
"That feels really good," said Petkovic, who is now ranked only 88th in the world rankings. But against Kvitova she has often played big: In the eleventh match against the Czech it was Petkovic's sixth victory. This is how it went this time: The first sentence she decided after 36 minutes for themselves. In the second Petkovic had to first take a break, before she found the form again and used at the end equal to their first match point.
In their recent duel, the two had also faced each other on the Grand Slam level: Petkovic won at the Australian Open in Melbourne last year a hard-fought first-round match in three sets.
Eliminated, however, is Laura Siegemund. The 31-year-old from Metzingen lost on Thursday in New York their second round match against the seeded at position 20 American Sofia Kenin 6: 7 (4: 7), 0: 6.