Petra Kvitova French Open

‘It means a lot to me’- Kvitova reaches first French Open semi-final since 2012

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said it meant a lot to reach her first French Open semi-final in eight years after picking up a straight sets win in her quarter-final encounter earlier today. 


In just her second quarter-final at Roland Garros, the Czech beat Laura Siegemund 6-3 6-3 to reach her seventh Grand Slam semifinal and first at Roland Garros since she lost to Maria Sharapova at that stage in 2012.

Kvitova returned to the tour at the French Open in 2017 following the attack in December 2016 that nearly ended her career, and was visibly emotional after her fourth round win against Zhang Shuai.

“In my last match I got a little emotional when I won,” said the seventh seed. “Now I’m in the semis.”

“It’s always a tough battle playing in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam,” added the former world number two, who is yet to drop a set in Paris.

“It means a lot to me, right now it’s (Roland Garros) my lucky place.”

Kvitova will face Danielle Collins or Sofia Kenin in her semi-final tomorrow.

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