Injury ends Petra Kvitova’s New Haven charge, but Julia Goerges going strong

Petra Kvitova: New Haven injury

Petra Kvitova is out of the Connecticut Open after injury forced her out of her quarter-final against Carla Suarez Navarro at New Haven.

The Czech was looking good to add another WTA Tour title in the build-up to the US Open, but a shoulder complaint forced her to quit after losing the first set 6-3.

“I just felt pain throughout the shoulder,” said Kvitova.

“Already, yesterday during the match, I started to feel it, and it didn’t get any better. I tried the first set, I tried to play, but overall, it wasn’t really going my way.

“I couldn’t really serve as good as I wanted, the service speed wasn’t that high.

“I just tried, but when you’re playing someone like Carla, it’s just tough to play at I-don’t-know-how-many percent. If you’re not ready, it’s just tough.”

Monica Puig awaits for Suarez Navarro after she upset second seed Caroline Garcia 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.

Julia Goerges is still going strong though, beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-4 6-2, and Aryna Sabalenka is also still in contention after a 6-3 6-2 win over Belinda Bencic.

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