Kvitova and Wozniacki crash out


Originally published on: 01/09/13 00:00

Kvitova, who has never reached the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows, continued her poor results at Grand Slams with season with a 6-3 6-0 defeat to the American.

"Unfortunately I was lying in the bed yesterday and I had a fever, so I didn't come to the site yesterday," Kvitova said. "My body didn't help me today. I tried to play, tried to fight. But my body wouldn't let me fight. That's life. It's not only in the tennis. It's something I hope can help me and make me a little stronger."

Riske will now meet Daniela Hantuchova in the fourth round after the Slovakian beat Julia Glushko 3-6 7-5 7-6(4).

Second seed Victoria Azarenka was make to work hard by Alize Cornet as the Australian Open champion battled to a 6-7(2) 6-3 6-3 victory to set up a fourth round clash with former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic, a 4-6 7-5 6-4 winner over Christina McHale.

Another former world No.1, Caroline Wozniacki, crashed out 4-6 6-4 6-3 to Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi, while there were wins for Italian pair Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta.


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