Petra Kvitova Advances On Day 4 Of 2013 Rogers Cup; Li Na Defeats Ana Ivanovic

Petra Kvitova (click to enlarge)

The quarterfinals are set at the 2013 Rogers Cup in Toronto. Defending champion Petra Kvitova took her place among the final elite 8 with a 3 and 3 straight set victory over Samantha Stosur. That was a potentially tricky match for Petra, with Samantha coming off a title last week at Carlsbad. It’s a good sign that Kvitova moved through. Up next is Sorana Cirstea. If Petra wins that match, the winner of Li Na vs Dominika Cibulkova would await in the final. All three players could potentially beat Kvitova. However, if Petra plays to the level she is capable of playing, the draw is open for her to reach the final.

Ana Ivanovic and Li Na (click to enlarge)

Li Na and Ana Ivanovic have some similarities. Both are Roland Garros champions. But also, both are incredibly streaky players. So it’s no surprise to me that their match on Thurday saw Ana come out strongly in the first set, Li Na bounce back to dominate the second set and both players push each other to a tight third set tiebreak eventually won by Li Na. This is one of those matches I dislike. It’s not because of the quality of play. That was good, especially Li Na fighting back from 2-5 down in the final set to win. It’s because I am a big fan of both Li Na and Ana Ivanovic, so I lose one of my rooting interests regardless of what happens. I’d face the same dilemma if Li Na faces Petra Kvitova in the semifinals. But that is still one round away. Sorana Cirstea and Dominika Cibulkova might have something to say about who makes it to the semis on this side of the draw.

singles – Third round
[3] AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA (POL) D [14] SLOANE STEPHENS (USA) | 6 – 1 | 7 – 6 (2) |  
[5] SARA ERRANI (ITA) D ALIZE CORNET (FRA) | 7 – 5 | 7 – 6 (3) |  
DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA (SVK) D [10] ROBERTA VINCI (ITA) | 6 – 3 | 7 – 6 (4) |  
[4] NA LI (CHN) D [16] ANA IVANOVIC (SRB) | 3 – 6 | 6 – 1 | 7 – 6 (5) |  
[6] PETRA KVITOVA (CZE) D [12] SAMANTHA STOSUR (AUS) | 6 – 3 | 6 – 3 |  
SORANA CIRSTEA (ROU) D [15] JELENA JANKOVIC (SRB) | 6 – 3 | 6 – 4 |  
MAGDALENA RYBARIKOVA (SVK) D [7] MARION BARTOLI (FRA) | 7 – 6 (5) | 1 – 0 |  
[1] SERENA WILLIAMS (USA) D [13] KIRSTEN FLIPKENS (BEL) | 6 – 0 | 6 – 3 |  
doubles – Second round
G DABROWSKI / S FICHMAN (CAN/CAN) D S KLEMENSCHITS / O SAVCHUK (AUT/UKR) | 6 (4) – 7 | 6 – 4 | 10 – 5 |  
J JANKOVIC / K SREBOTNIK (SRB/SLO) D [6] L HUBER / N LLAGOSTERA VIVES (USA/ESP) | 6 – 4 | 6 – 1 |  
J GOERGES / B ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOV (GER/CZE) D D HANTUCHOVA / M HINGIS (SVK/SUI) | 6 – 2 | 6 – 4 |  
doubles – Quarterfinals
[2] E MAKAROVA / E VESNINA (RUS/RUS) D O KALASHNIKOVA / A ROSOLSKA (GEO/POL) | 6 – 4 | 6 – 2 |  

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PETRA KVITOVA

LI NA

AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA

SERENA WILLIAMS

ANA IVANOVIC

SAMANTHA STOSUR

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