The Czech tennis player achieves his fourth major victory in his career in Miami. Kvitova manages to maintain a good rhythm throughout the match and thus defeats Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 6-3) after 2h13min of good tennis.
Petra Kvitova faced the fourth match corresponding to the new Masters 1000 tournament in the city of Miami this March 2023. She did it after advancing in the women’s final tablewhere he would have to face a Russian tennis player in the quarterfinals Ekaterina Alexandrova. The Czech Republic came into this match on a two-game winning streak Linda Noskova, Donna Vekic and Varvara Gracheva. For his part, the Russian tennis player came to this match after winning earlier Taylor Townsed, Belinda Bencic and Bianca Andreescu. Indoors against the head There are only two precedents between tennis players, and they happened in 2020. The first time was won by a Czech player, the second by a Russian.
Petra Kvitova takes advantage of the scoreboard
The match started strongly for Ekaterina Alexandrova. The Russian player won the first game of the match. At this moment, Petra Kvitova responded strongly, who managed to win up to three consecutive games. After a short exchange of hits, the Czechs decided to get their overall advantage back on track. Kvitova even had three set points to win the game and had to continue punishing her rival for poor decisions.
Ekaterina Alexandrova ties the match
At the start of the second set, Ekaterina Alexandrova would again be the one to start commanding the initial score. At the moment, Petra Kvitova answered after a series of successes in the service of each player. However, the Russian racket would start to increase the intensity by increasing the power of the strikes. This saw him chain three games in a row and get an important break of serve. In the end, and needing two set points, Alexandrova won the second set, which gave the match some emotion.
The Czech Republic player ends up in the match
At the beginning of the third set, Petra Kvitova would start commanding the initial points. Currently, Ekaterina Alexandrova would answer, a streak of success at the service of every racket. The power of the Czech Republic native’s punches took its toll on his rival, who could not stop him. In the end and after needing two match points, Petra Kvitova managed to take the match for herself. This confirmed his entry into the semi-finals of the US tournament.