STANFORD, Calif. — 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.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.