WTA Stuttgart: Caroline Wozniacki Advances but Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova Crashes Out

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 | 0
(photo: washington post)

(photo: washington post)

4th seed Caroline Wozniacki stormed into the quarterfinals of the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart after defeating Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova on Thursday.

The Danish star overcame a tricky first set to pull off a 7-6 6-1 conquest of her 13th-ranked adversary in the battle that lasted for an hour and 20 minutes to seal her berth in the last-eight stage.

However, it was the end of the road for top-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova, who squandered early lead to lose out to Germany’s Angelique Kerber 2-6 7-5 6-1.

3rd seed Petra Kvitova also suffered a stunning straight-set loss to American journeywoman Madison Brengle 6-3 7-6 in the other second-round encounter.


2nd Round Results

(6) E Makarova d. (L) M Melnikova 6-2 6-3

M Brengle d. (3) P Kvitova 6-3 7-6

C Garcia d. (W) C Witthoeft 7-6 6-2

(4) C Wozniacki d. L Safarova 7-6 6-1

S Errani d. Z Diyas 6-4 6-1

A Kerber d. (1) M Sharapova 2-6 7-5 6-1

(8) CS Navarro vs. B Bencic 6-4 7-6


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