“Couldn’t Imagine”: Petra Kvitova Sets Up Semifinals Clash With Sofia Kenin at French Open 2020

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Petra Kvitova

Two-times Grand Slam winner Petra Kvitova has reserved her place at the French Open semifinals after eight years gap. The seventh-seeded Czech conquered the unseeded German Laura Siegemund in her previous round. Following a straight-set(6-3, 6-3) win, She will face the fourth-seeded Sofia Kenin for a seat for event finals.  

After a 78-minutes quarterfinals match, world number eleven Kvitova expressed her emotions about her first semifinals at Roland Garros since 2012 at the press conference in Roland Garros on Wednesday. The 30-years-old Czech woman said, “It means a lot to me definitely.” 

Petra Kvitova

She added, “In my last match, I got a little bit emotional when I won to be in the quarterfinals. Now in the semifinals on this beautiful Philippe-Chatrier, I couldn’t imagine myself being in the semifinals after everything. I’m really happy about that. Right now, it’s my lucky place. I think I wasn’t really the player who always ever succeed on the clay.”

“I’m Proud Of Myself”: Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin advanced to second Grand Slam semifinals this season at the French Open 2020. She defeated Danielle Collins in the quarter-finals match on Wednesday. The three sets (6-4, 4-6, 6-0) win also became her first victory against her compatriot. 

In the post-match interview, world number six Sonya said, “This is really special, I’m super happy, and I’m just really loving the French crowd here. I know she plays really aggressive I knew I had to have a higher first-serve percentage and play aggressive myself and take my chances, and I feel like I did a great job overall.”

Speaking about her match victories on the Parisian clay this year, the 21-years-old American expressed, “I guess I like winning in three sets, I only won one match in two. Now, I know it’s just going to be tough, but I’m getting the win done, and I’m proud of myself.”

While Kvitova leads Sofia in the head to head record(2-0), Kenin will try to mark her maiden victory against Petra under the Philippe-Chatrier roof on Thursday.

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