French Open 2020: Kvitova tops Dodin 6-3, 7-5 to advance in Paris

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Petra Kvitova is thru to the French Open second round after a 6-3, 7-5 win in opposition to Oceane Dodin below the brand new roof on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon winner, superior from the primary round for the 10th time in 11 appearances at Roland Garros. The Czech player’s just first-round loss was in 2010. She was a semi-finalist in 2012. Ranked 11th, she is the No. 7 seed at Roland Garros.

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A forehand hit large by 118th-ranked Dodin gave Kvitova a break of serve within the second set. The 23-year-old from France was taking part in the 30-year-old Kvitova for the primary time.

On exterior courts that aren’t protected by a roof like Chatrier, the rain that thwarted the beginning of play Monday morning has stopped and players have been referred to as for his or her matches.

[Attribution HT.]

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