Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams make solid starts to Miami Open campaigns

Petra Kvitova - Wimbledon spot in doubt

Third seed Petra Kvitova is safely into the third round of the Miami Open, while Venus Williams also advanced.

Kvitova was in no mood to hang around, wrapping up the first set quickly against Maria Sakkari.

The Greek rallied a little at the start of the second, claiming an early break in the process, but Kvitova regained her control to ease to a 6-1, 6-4 win.

Venus Williams, meanwhile, maintained her recent fine form by dispatching Dalia Jakupovic to move into round two.

The American veteran was in command throughout, and the 7-5, 6-3 result was a reasonable reflection of her control.

There will be no all-Osaka match up at the Miami Open this year, though, as Naomi’s sister Mari was ousted by Whitney Osuigwe in straight sets.

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