Petra Kvitova Stuns Wimbledon Champion Garbine Muguruza

Petra Kvitova Stuns Wimbledon Champion Garbine Muguruza

Petra Kvitova Stuns Wimbledon Champion Garbine Muguruza

Petra Kvitova was too strong and powerful for US Open favourite Garbine Muguruza as she upstaged the third seed in a straight-sets fourth-round win.

The Czech star reached the quarter-finals in NY for the second time in three years after a 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 win over third seed Muguruza on Sunday.

She is in the quarterfinals in NY for only the second time in 10 tournament appearances; the other such run came in 2015, when Kvitova lost at that stage to eventual champion Flavia Pennetta.

Kvitova suffered a career-threatening injury to her left playing hand, when an intruder stabbed her at her home in December but she has been recovering faster than expected. If fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina fails to reach the semifinals and top-seeded Karolina Pliskova fails to reach the final, the top spot will be Muguruza's for the first time.

"Every moment I'm living right now is something special", Kvitova said.

Meanwhile, USA's Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens also made it into the next round.

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In the quarterfinals, Kvitova will most likely find herself at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for another night session as she will face the legendary Venus Williams. We all know she can play, finding the incredible shots and serve.

"I think she was serving very good".

Her team in the players' box have been wearing T-shirts which have printed on the front "Courage, Belief and PJD with a heart between the P and the J. In Czech it means "C'mon".

"I was happy that I managed to win the match".

And Kvitova never relinquished serve again, fending off three break points en route to her first last-eight appearance at a grand slam this year. All five months were very tough. So for her, I think to be playing well is such a blessing.

She is in the Grand Slam quarterfinals for the first time since the 2015 United States Open. "She's played deep in the majors. To be able to be out there and execute things that I wanted, it was a good feeling". "The world we live in is just shocking". As the set wore on, Muguruza became unsure off the forehand side, and Kvitova took advantage of that. "To be able to come out here and do what she needs to do, to clear her head, it's such a lovely thing to see".

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