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Tennis: Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova crashes out of Cincinnati

Published on Aug 14, 2014 4:00 AM
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in action during the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada, on August 7, 2014. Wimbledon champion Kvitova was toppled in the WTA and ATP Masters in Cincinnati on Wednesday by Ukrainian teenager Elena Svitolina 6-2, 7-6 (7/2). -- PHOTO: AFP

CINCINNATI (AFP) - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashed out of the second round of the WTA and ATP Masters hardcourt tournament on Wednesday in another setback to her US Open preparations.

Ukrainian teenager Elena Svitolina toppled the third-seeded Czech 6-2, 7-6 (7/2).

Kvitova's exit in her first match after enjoying a first-round bye came a week after a third-round exit on the hardcourts of Montreal, and the world No. 4 admitted she couldn't find her way against the Ukrainian, who is playing her first tournament since defending her title at Baku last month.

"I can still find moments when I really don't know what's happening out there," admitted Kvitova. "Even if I'm older and have more experience, I can still have days like today."

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