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French Open: Kvitova survives Danka Kovinic scare to enter second round

Czech 10th seed Petra Kvitova survived a French Open scare to beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 to advance to the second round on Sunday.

tennis Updated: May 22, 2016 17:31 IST

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Petra Kvitova with a fist pump after winning a point.
Petra Kvitova with a fist pump after winning a point.(REUTERS)
         

Czech 10th seed Petra Kvitova survived a French Open scare to beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 to advance to the second round on Sunday.

The two-time Wimbledon champion was two points away from defeat when she trailed the world number 57 at 4-5 in the decider.

Danka Kovinic serves. (REUTERS)

But she claimed the next three games to wrap up the win and goes on to face Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh for a place in the last 32.

Kvitova committed 10 double faults in a typically rollercoaster display in which she led by a set and had two breaks in the second against an opponent who made the Istanbul final on clay this season.