Petra Kvitová - Career - 2013


Kvitová was seeded eighth at the Australian Open. She drew former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the first round and won in three sets, before suffering another early exit, losing to Laura Robson in the second round after leading 3–0 in the final set.

Kvitová was awarded a wildcard into the 2013 Open GDF Suez following a poor Australian summer which netted just two wins from three tournaments.

In Fed Cup, Kvitová and the rest of the Czech team met Australia and she started with a win in singles over Jarmila Gajdošová and followed it up with a three-set victory over Samantha Stosur, saving a match point in the process. This won the Czech Republic the tie and sent them to a semi-final tie against Italy where she lost against Roberta Vinci in straight sets and beat Sara Errani in 3 sets. Despite that the Czech team lost against the Italian team.

She won her first title of the year in Dubai, where she beat Sara Errani in the final. Followed it up with a final on clay in Katowice where she lost against Roberta Vinci.

After Katowice, she played in Stuttgart, beating Annika Beck 7-5 6-7 6-3 and Julia Görges 2-6 7-6 6-2 before losing 3-6 5-7 to Li Na (tennis) in the Quarter Finals. Her struggles on clay continued in Madrid, where she beat Yanina Wickmayer 4-6 7-5 6-4 then lost 6-2 2-6 3-6 to wildcard Daniela Hantuchová. Kvitová's next tournament was Rome - after receiving a bye in the first round, she struggled past Sabine Lisicki 6-4 0-6 7-5 before losing to Sam Stosur 5-7 6-2 1-6.

In the 2013 French Open, Kvitová beat Aravane Rezaï 6-3 4-6 6-2 in the first round and Peng Shuai 6-4 6-3 in the second round. She was defeated in the third round by current world number 54 Jamie Hampton in a match where she struggled 1-6, 6-7 (6-8).

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