Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes forehand return during her first round match against Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Bernat Armangue
January 20, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is through to the second round of the Australian Open after a 6-1, 6-4 win over Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands in 63 minutes on Tuesday.

Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title last year, beating Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the final, to remain the only player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam title.

The Czech lefthander warmed up for the season's first major with a run to the semifinals at Shenzen.

Fourth-seeded Kvitova will face either Donna Vekic or Mona Barthel in the next round.

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