29 February 2020

Petra Kvitova knocks out world No 1 Ashleigh Barty to reach Qatar Open final

Petra Kvitova has beaten Ashleigh Barty in the semi-finals of the Qatar Open.

Despite Barty fighting back from being a set down, Kvitova proved too much for the world No 1, going through 6-4 2-6 6-4.

Barty said post-match: “Another really great contest with Petra.

“I love testing myself against her and (it was) a match in which she played extremely well and took the match away from me in key moments.”

Kvitova will play Aryna Sabalenka this afternoon after she beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 6-4 in their semi-final.

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