Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Kvitova out as Muguruza advances in Stanford

Kvitova out as Muguruza advances in Stanford

"Obviously, [Petra's] an fantastic champion and I don't think she played her best tennis tonight and I'm just really grateful that I got through" the young American spoke with the mentality of a champion after the win during her on-court interview.

STANFORD, USA- Petra Kvitova was knocked out of the quarter-final round of the Bank of the West Classic, while Garbiñe Muguruza continues winning streak fresh off Wimbledon. Surprisingly, Bellis was the player dictating play throughout the match as she handled the pressure well, served much better than her more experienced opponent and was very solid in her play. "I'm super happy that I'm through to the semi-finals, and I'm pretty happy with the match".

Just a year ago, Bellis had to decide between joining the Stanford University tennis team and joining the WTA tour.

Keys will play Coco Vandeweghe in Sunday's final after the American's straight sets victory over compatriot Catherine Bellis.

After Wimbledon, she pulled out of a tournament in Bastad, but now she says she's healthy and ready to "enjoy the rest of the season".

Little did we expect, that would be the last game the former world number two was going to win the whole match.

She has booked herself for five tournaments in North America.

That gave Muguruza a second career Grand Slam title to go with her 2016 French Open crown. "I wanted to just keep playing, not to give a lot of time to think but follow my gut and that's what I did".

"I'm feeling good in the matches. I wasn't really going for winners or doing anything awesome it was just really solid, smart tennis". This strain, she made clear, is distinctly different from serious wrist troubles she has had in the past and would have no serious impact on her singles schedule.

Eighth-seeded American CiCi Bellis breezed past France's Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-2.

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