Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/15/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic plays a forehand in her second round match against Serena Williams of the United States of America during day four of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
  By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open – Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Summary of Wednesday evening second round action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:   Second Round: (2) Petra Kvitova def. Nicole Gibbs, 6-2, 6-4   The tale of the tape in this match looked like a blowout: world No. 5 Kvitova against No. 312 Gibbs. But while the final result was never really in doubt, the reigning NCAA singles and doubles champion Gibbs was able to put up a fight.   Gibbs stayed even in the first set until a long service game at 2-3. She dodged three break points from the former Wimbledon titlist, until Kvitova smacked a backhand return of serve crosscourt on the fourth break point to gain a 4-2 advantage. Kvitova went on a streak, winning six of seven games to lead 6-2, 4-1. Suddenly, as is often the case with Kvitova, she went away long enough for Gibbs to catch up. At 4-4 in the second, Kvitova hit three winners and a 100mph ace to regain the lead and put the pressure back on the American....
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