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

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

The Associated Press February 14, 2020 19:14:06 IST
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 quarterfinal 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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