Upsets Abound In Eastbourne
Published June 17, 2014 12:14
Kvitova was a 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(4) winner over Lucie Safarova despite letting a 5-3 second set lead slip away. She improved to 5-0 against her fellow Czech, four of those wins coming this year.
"We played each other a million times already this year, and I started pretty nicely," Kvitova said. "I had a break in the second set, as well, and everything was so easy. Then my serve let me down and she just returned well.
"I got a little bit down mentally after losing the second set. I was thinking that I had a match point already and I should be in the locker room. Lucie played well in the third set, so I'm just glad that I won. It was my first match on grass this year, so it's a good win."
Madison Keys beat Jankovic, 6-3, 6-3, for her second Top 10 win.
"It was just really solid," Keys said. "I wasn't playing out of my mind or anything like that. But I think after the first couple of games I served really well and I was returning pretty well. I felt like I was taking time away from her really well.
"I didn't expect an easy walk-through," Azarenka said. "That would be silly. But I'm pretty pleased with what happened. It's a starting point. I think there are a lot of positive things that I can take from what happened today."
Davis fought off four set points in the first set of her 7-6(5), 6-2 defeat of World No.14 Errani for the second-best win of her career.