New Haven Gallery: More Action Shots
Petra Kvitova cruised through the early rounds of the Connecticut Open, but the other favorites weren't so fortunate.
Published August 22, 2014 12:10
It's been an upset-ridden week in New Haven, none bigger than Magdalena Rybarikova's defeat of Simona Halep.
Petra Kvitova was all smiles after dropping just three games against Ekaterina Makarova in the second round.
Another second round upset saw Camila Giorgi beat four-time Connecticut Open champion Caroline Wozniacki.
A focused Peng Shuai during her second round encounter with Garbiñe Muguruza.
WTA Rising Star Muguruza acknowledged the crowd after her three set triumph over Peng.
Kirsten Flipkens during her thriller with Andrea Petkovic that lasted over three hours.
Petkovic fell short against Flipkens in a third set tie-break.
After a slow start in her quarterfinal against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Kvitova cruised to victory.
Rybarikova survived a three set quarterfinal battle with Alison Riske.
Giorgi got past Muguruza to advance to her first Premier-level semifinal.
Rybarikova got the best of Giorgi in semifinal action to make her first Premier-level final.
As she had been all week, Kvitova was dominant in her semifinal win over Samantha Stosur.