Reluctant star Petra Kvitova falls on Day 1
Petra Kvitova knocked out of U.S. Open
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who has struggled on the hard-court circuit since her All-England Club triumph, crashed out of the U.S. Open in the first round Monday afternoon. The fifth-seeded Czech fell to Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru, 7-6 (3), 6-3, at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
The early loss is the latest disappointment in what has been a decidedly pedestrian summer for Kvitova. Since becoming the youngest Wimbledon winner in seven years, the 21-year-old has posted a match record ...
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