Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns to Madison Brengle of the United States during their Women's Single Match on day three at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Kirsty Wigglesworth
August 04, 2017

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova eased into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Kateryna Bondarenko in her Bank of the West Classic debut on Thursday.

Kvitova, a No. 2 seed, will take on eighth-seeded American CiCi Bellis, a 7-6 (3), 6-2 winner over Veronica Cepede Royg.

''I served very well, and I was just trying to play my game - which I always try, and sometimes that works, sometimes not,'' Kvitova said after her 60-minute match. ''Kateryna is a dangerous player; she can catch lots of balls and I knew that I had to be focused and just play aggressive.''

Fourth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and No. 6 Coco Vandeweghe also advanced. Pavlyuchenkova closed her match with two aces for a 6-4, 6-0 win over Alison Riske. Vandeweghe dropped only three points on three service games in the first set and cruised past fellow American Nicole Gibbs 6-0, 6-2.

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