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Winner Petra Kvitova by 145th-ranked qualifier

Winner Petra Kvitova by 145th-ranked qualifier

NEW YORK: Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced as expected however the upset-riddled U.S. Open women´s draw took another hit when Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was ousted by a 145th-ranked qualifier on Saturday.

Winner Petra Kvitova by 145th-ranked qualifier
Winner Petra Kvitova by 145th-ranked qualifier

Kvitova, the third seed, joined the long upset hit-list at the hands of little-known, 21-year-old Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia, becoming the tournament´s fifth victim among the top eight women´s seeds. Kvitova, outsteadied by the quick-moving Serb, joined Simona Halep (2), Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Angelique Kerber (6) and Ana Ivanovic (8) in being shown the exit.

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