Tennis: Kvitová past first round at Open GDF Suez

31-01-2013

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová, ranked eighth in the world on the women’s tour, won her opening match at the Open GDF Suez tournament in Paris on Wednesday. The tennis player, who won the tournament two years ago and is the second-seed, defeated Swiss opponent Stefanie Voegele by a score of 7:6, 6:3. Also at the Suez tournament, fellow Czech tennis player Lucie Šafářová came back from a set down against Spain’s Lourdes Domínguez-Lino to win 2:6, 6:1, 6:1.