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Petra Kvitova no longer surprising herself after US Open win

07 September 2017, 01:56 | Nina Hammond

The players met for a warm hug after the match

The players met for a warm hug after the match

In her fourth-round match against Muguruza on Sunday, Kvitova was poised, confident and aggressive as the underdog; she found her groove midway through the first set and knocked the Wimbledon champ off balance and off her game. This was the first match between them in a Grand Slam event, which could have caused one to ignore the head-to-head, but Kvitova claimed her third straight win over Muguruza, rebounding from a break down in the first set.

The Czech, herself a two-time Wimbledon victor, reminded everyone just what an unstoppable force she can be with a stunning 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 victory over the third seed. "I don't get nervous or tight because I have to defend points or because I won a tournament previous year".

Kvitova continued to shift up the gears as she broke in the 11th game to lead 6-5, but she failed to serve out for the set as a double fault brought up the lottery of a tie-break.

"I came here without any expectations", Kvitova said. "It means a lot".

"It was a tough time".

'I knew everything was just so tight and very close in the end of the match.

"If it ends here on the big stage it's a happy end".

"Even though I was winning 4-1, I think she was playing great", said Muguruza.

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"I don't think that I can find the right words, I mean it was a hard time, all five months were very very tough and you know it was just a journey which I didn't know how the journey will end, and if it's ending here on the big stage it's just a happy end". She also said, "I'm not sure if it is the result of what happened, but maybe I feel a bit fearless, I think, because of what happened".

'I'm not thinking like that any more.

"In my attempt to defend myself, I was badly injured on my left hand", Kvitova said in a message on Facebook after the attack. "I'm still working on the strength. The injury is severe, and I will need to see specialists, but if you know anything about me, I am strong and will fight this". I'm just taking how it is. It was the opposite in the women's evening match, with the Czech player trailing the No. 3 seed Muguruza, 4-1.

"You've got to take it", Williams said in her on-court interview Sunday. "The world we live in is just shocking", said Williams. "She played very good". 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. The two-time Wimbledon champion was the first to blink, though, failing to find her first serves as she threw in a couple of unforced errors, including a drive volley error on break point, to gift Muguruza the first break of serve.

The Czech was sidelined for five months after being stabbed in her left playing hand by an intruder at her home and although the 13th seed has gradually moved towards her best level, Muguruza was the hot favourite under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Muguruza hung in by her teeth but she wasted three chances to break back in the ninth game before Kvitova prevailed on her second match point when the Spaniard sent a forehand long.

"I felt like she was superior today".



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