Mary Pierce’s countrywoman, Marion Bartoli, has been defeated in the third round of the Rogers cup by Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic. With this victory, Kvitova has reached the quarter finals. Kvitova literally thrashed the experienced Frenchwoman and won the match in the straight sets by 6-1, 6-1. The scorecard itself indicates towards the dominance of Kvitova in the match. It took her less than an hour to knock Bartoli out of the tournament. This was the fourth game between these two players and Kvitova defeated Bartoli for the second time.  Bartoli committed a lot of mistakes and didn’t manage to capitalize on the opportunities that she got in the match. She served a total of 5 double faults in the match. She got three breakpoints, but, she wasn’t able to take advantage of any of them.

Kvitova broke Bartoli’s service twice in each set and won both the sets easily. She rattled Bartoli with her powerful shots. Bartoli is an experienced player and she was supposed to give tough fight to Kvitova. But, she looked completely off colour. In the post match interview, Bartoli herself admitted that she was outplayed by Kvitova. As per Bartoli, Kvitova’s performance was phenomenal in the match. She never let her settled into the groove and kept flattening her with powerful shots.  She was unstoppable in the match. She hardly missed an opportunity and she deserved to win the match. On the other hand, Kvitova looked delighted after winning the match. She said that she hadn’t expected the match to be one sided. She was expecting a tough fight from Bartoli.  But, she is happy that she won the match with such ease. As per Kvitova, these types of matches make a player confident. In the quarter final, Kvitova will play against Tamira Paszek of Austria.