Petra Kvitova, the no. 8 seed defeated the youngest player since 2007 to get to the fourth round in a grand slam, 17 year old American, Amanda Anisimova. Anisimova beat Kvitova just least year at the Indian Wells, but this time, Kvitova won 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes.
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Photo: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic plays a backhand in her fourth round match against Amanda Anisimova of the United States during day seven of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Kvitova got the early break in the opening game, then had the chances to break again in the fifth game, but Anisimova held on 3-2. In the next service game for the American, she was unable to hold, giving Kvitova the double break at 5-2 and the chance to serve out the set, which she successfully did.
In the second set, Anisimova held serve in the first game, but then Kvitova won the next six games to go on and win the match.
The Czech has advanced to the quarter finals of the Australian Open for the first time since 2012, where she will face the last Australian left in the draw, Ashley Barty.