It was yet another an easy outing for the 7th-seed Petra Kvitova as she sailed past Laura Siegemund in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to move into the semifinals for the first time since 2012 at the French Open 2020. It was a typical victory for the 30-year old Czech, dominating the opponent from the word go and never losing grip from the match.
Kvitova is looking in scintillating form at Roland Garros, as the Czech is yet to lose a set in the tournament. She has swatted aside her opponents in each and every round and it was evident today also where she dropped just 6 games enroute to her crushing victory against Germany’s Siegemund.
A dominating performance by Kvitova
Kvitova never looked in trouble throughout the match. The two-time Wimbledon champion broke her opponent 5 times as opposed to two times Siegemund broke the Czech. Not only that, Kvitova fired as many as 6 aces as opposed to none by the German. The margin of victory is evident from the fact that the total points won by Kvitova was 61 as opposed to 41 won by Siegemund. All in all it was a resounding win for the Czech.
Playing the semifinals after 8 years at Roland Garros, Kvitova will face the winner of the all-American quarterfinal between Danielle Collins and 4th-seed Sofia Kenin. Kvitova has a golden opportunity to lift her 3rd Major as Kenin is the only high-profile player left in the women’s draw. If she manages to do, it will be the Czech’s first Grand Slam outside the Wimbledon.