DOHA, Qatar – Petra Kvitova was forced to dig deep to extend her winning streak to nine matches in Doha on Wednesday, coming from a set down to defeat Agnieszka Radwanska and reach the third round at the Qatar Total Open, 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-4.
Radwanska and Kvitova were meeting for the 12th time in their careers, and outside of four round robin matches at the WTA Finals, the match was the first thw two have played prior to the quarterfinals at any tournament.
“It was just the second round of a huge tournament, which is a bit weird for sure,” Kvitova said on-court after the match.
“It was really up and down. With Aga it’s always tricky – you can serve good and still lose the game…she’s just getting everything back and it’s very difficult for us.”