Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns to Irina Falconi during a match at the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Alan Diaz
April 19, 2016

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova swept past qualifier Luisa Chirico 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the WTA Porsche Cup.

The fifth-seeded Kvitova needed only 55 minutes to dismiss the American, winning 17 of 19 first-serve points. The Czech also faced only one break point.

Two Germans also advanced to the second round of the indoor clay tournament with straight-set wins.

Annika Beck beat ''lucky loser'' Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-2 and qualifier Laura Siegemund defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-0, 7-5, coming back from a break down in the second set.

Giorgi had replaced Italian countrywoman Sara Errani, who pulled out with a right-leg injury.

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