Saint Petersburg 2020: Petra Kvitova withdraws from quarter-final clash against Ekaterina Alexandrova through illness

  • Petra Kvitova withdrew from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Friday because of illness

  • Kvitova said the unspecified illness had bothered her during Thursday's three-set win over Alison van Uytvanck

  • With the walkover win, Alexandrova will play either second-seeded Kiki Bertens or qualifier Anastasia Potapova in the semi-finals

Saint Petersburg: Petra Kvitova withdrew from the Saint Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Friday because of illness.

 Saint Petersburg 2020: Petra Kvitova withdraws from quarter-final clash against Ekaterina Alexandrova through illness

Petra Kvitova in action at the St. Petersburg Open. AP

The third-seeded Kvitova had been due to play Ekaterina Alexandrova in the quarter-finals. Kvitova said the unspecified illness had bothered her during Thursday's three-set win over Alison van Uytvanck.

“I wasn't feeling well during my match yesterday and hoped I would feel better today, but unfortunately, that's not the case," Kvitova said.

With the walkover win, Alexandrova will play either second-seeded Kiki Bertens or qualifier Anastasia Potapova in the semi-finals.

Also Friday, Elena Rybakina beat Oceane Dodin 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2. Rybakina will next face either Belinda Bencic or Maria Sakkari.

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Updated Date: Feb 14, 2020 19:14:06 IST