Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/11/14

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)
Former champion Petra Kvitova became the first player to reach the quarterfinals at this year's Wimbledon, beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Monday. She was joined minutes later by Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, who reached her first career Grand Slam quarterfinal by ousting Flavia Pennetta of Italy 7-6 (2), 6-3 - a year after her ranking plummeted as low as 262nd because of injuries. In a busy day at Wimbledon, all remaining men and women were set to play their fourth-round matches. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were both playing on Centre Court later, along with second-seeded Andy Murray. Kvitova served for the first set at 6-5 but was broken at love and then lost four straight points in the tiebreaker to trail 4-3. But she capitalized on a couple of errors by the Spaniard and converted her first set point when Suarez Navarro netted a backhand. In the second, she broke to lead 4-2, and served out the match at love when Suarez Navarro sent a fo...
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