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Petra Kvitova in New Haven semis

Updated: August 21, 2014, 10:42 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova.

Kvitova went down by a service break in the third game of the match, but avoided the upset bug that has sent every other seeded player in the tournament packing.

Trailing 4-3, the second seed called her coach onto the court, and he told her to stop trying to win every point and be more patient.

"So ...

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