Petra Kvitova Sent Out Of Wimbledon; Madison Keys, Simona Halep Advance; Serena Sunday
by Sean Randall | July 2nd, 2016, 7:31 pm

With little fanfare, 2-time champion Petra Kvitova was bundled out of Wimbledon today by giant killer Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 7-6 in the second round.

The match was scheduled for Thursday but didn’t finish until late Saturday, a circumstance that didn’t help the Czech.

“I just think that in the important points, she didn’t really miss, and I felt that I have to really go for it, which I tried to do it,” Kvitova said. “Unfortunately sometimes it didn’t happen. It was a solid match, but that was same from her side. It was just about one or two points today.”

And in the backdrop of the Novak Djokovic shocker and all the rain, it was hardly mentioned during coverage today.

Meanwhile, Simona Halep rolled past French Open semifinalist Kiki Bertens 6-4, 6-3. She’ll now face the red-hot Madison Keys. The 21-year-old won her 9th straight match beating Alize Cornet 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to set up a Monday showdown with the Romanian.

Dominika Cibulkova dashed the hopes of former finalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-3 and 2012 runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska rolled Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-1. Former semifinalists Angelique Kerber and Lucie Safarova also were winners.

“I definitely was a bit emotional out there,” Bouchard said. “It’s frustrating to feel like you’re not playing your best tennis at Wimbledon. You know, sometimes when I get it out, I can turn it around and play a bit better. It didn’t really happen this time, though.”

That bottom half is really anyone’s to win!

To matches to watch tomorrow includes 6-time champion Serena Williams meeting German Annika Beck and Sloane Stephens, who saved a matchpoint in a win over Mandy Minella, faces Svetlana Kuznetsova.

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8 Comments for Petra Kvitova Sent Out Of Wimbledon; Madison Keys, Simona Halep Advance; Serena Sunday

Danica Says:

Petra and Nole either win Wimbies together or lose them together :)

jane Says:

ha ha that’s true danica, although novak won one of his titles with serena – remember the dancing. :)

BBB Says:

I can’t warm up to Makarova. I don’t know why.

Jane, that dancing was so awkward – Serena was so stiff, and then you see her go nuts in the Beyonce video.

danica Says:

Lol Jane, how could anyone forget that dance?! :))

jane Says:

“that dance” – funky & weird – but fun! :)

sad that petra lost but here it was already saturday and she was STILL playing her second round match. maybe it’s just as well.

Margot Says:

Oh Petra, Petra what is the matter? :( So long since we’ve seen you scything through a draw like some Viking queen of old.
Meanwhile many of my faves survive, Angie, Simona, Aggie, Sloane, Madison, pocket rocket. So not all bad.

RZ Says:

Yes Margot – still lots of good ladies in the draw.
Makarova and Vesnina played doubles together today (3 setter) and have to play against each other tomorrow. Makarova is the more established singles player but Vesnina has a good shot of winning too.

danica Says:

Thanks for nice words the other day ;). I must have blushed after reading them :).

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