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4-6 - GAME, SET AND MATCH KVITOVA! A bit of an unpredictable contest, but Kvitova keeps herself together to snare the match by winning the final four games. She is through to her first semi-final at Roland Garros where she will face Maria Sharapova in the last four.
4-5 - Kvitova within touching distance of the great escape as she wins her a third straight game to move 5-4 clear in the match. Shvedova must hold to stay alive in the match.
4-4 - BREAK KVITOVA! The Czech player lets out an almighty scream after restoring parity in this match at 4-4 in the death throes of the contest. All to play for both women.
4-3 - Kvitova aiming to become the first left-hander to win this title since Monica Seles in 1992. The qualifier Shvedova not lacking heart or hunger in her court coverage. She will serve for a 5-3 lead after Kvitova comes up with a crucial hold at the right time.
4-2 - A 4-2 lead now for Shvedova, who is within two games of becoming the first qualifier to reach the last four of the French Open. What a turn up for the books this would be.
3-2 - BREAK SHVEDOVA! Astonishing scenes here as Shvedova breaks for a second time to move 3-2 clear. Kvitova was two games ahead and coasting, but not any more. Work to be done for the fourth seed.
2-2 - Shvedova keeps herself together to level at 2-2. The rain starts to tumble with Kvitova losing the focus that was the hallmark of her play in the second set. Bakc on serve.
1-2 - BREAK SHVEDOVA! Shvedova not slipping quietly into the night here. She breaks back and certainly has the home fans behind her in her quest to cause a huge upset.
0-2 - BREAK KVITOVA! Shvedova getting plenty of vocal encouragement, but Kvitova suddenly seems to be holding all the aces with the qualifier winning only two points in the opening two games of the third set.
0-1 - Kvitova looking likely to set up a mouthwatering semi-final against Maria Sharapova after holding serve to get her nose in front at the outset of the third set. That first set seems a long time ago.
2-6 - BREAK TO KVITOVA! We head for a third set on Suzanne Lenglen as Kvitova produces the goods at the key moments. The match seems to be slipping away from Shvedova here.
2-5 - A 5-2 lead for Kvitova. Class beginning to out the longer this match progresses. Kvitova with a an impressive 27 winners compared to 11 from the qualifier's racket.
2-4 - Shvedova continues to fight the good fight as she holds to remain alive in this second set. Needs to find another break to prevent Kvitova from carrying this match to a third set which she will be expected to win.
1-4 - A love game for Kvitova. All going according to plan as the fourth seed wallops a couple of big serves beyond the qualifier to move within two games of levelling the match at 1-1.
1-3 - BREAK KVITOVA! The life seems to be seaping out of Shvedova after the early excitement of breaking in the opening game of the set. Kvitova picks off three straight games, and will serve for a 4-1 lead.
1-2 - Shvedova up to five double faults in this match. Kvitova has thrown in zero. That stat certainly helps the fourth seed to steady the ship in moving 2-1 clear.
1-1 - BREAK KVITOVA! Shvedova perhaps tightening up at the key moments as she drops serve in seeing her opponent level at 1-1. Games back on serve.
1-0 - BREAK SHVEDOVA! The world number 146 is on the verge of a huge upset here as she rattles a backhand winner beyond Kvitova to break in the opening game of the second set. The Kazakhstan women really believing in herself out there.
6-3 - Shvedova punches the air as she pockets the first set with a couple of winners. Kvitova with 12 winners to seven from Shvedova in the set, but she is also bleeding untimely errors with 10 costing her dearly. A 1-0 lead for Shvedova, the qualifier.
5-3 - Kvitova forces her opponent to serve for the set by holding without too many hassles. Can Shvidova hold her nerve to see out the first set?
5-2 - Shvedova moves to the cusp of the first set by holding serve. This would be quite a shock if she can unseat the fourth seed here. Long way to go right enough.
4-2 - BREAK SHVEDOVA! Kvitova being penalised for failing to put points together as she is broken again in the sixth game of the opening set. All very unpredictable this match. Shvedova with seven winners to Kvitova's five so far as she moves 4-2 ahead.
2-3 - BREAK KVITOVA! The pressure finally tells on Shvidova. The fourth seeds smashes a drive long to miss the oppotunity to break when leading 40-30, but gets the job done by finding the target from deuce. Match back on serve.
3-1 - Kvitova carried to deuce in that game by Shvedova. Nervous times, but she holds herself together well to put her first game on the board. to trail 3-1. Shvedova has the break in the bag.
3-0 - Chance for Kvitova to break back, but not taken as Shvedova moves three games to the good. Three break points for Kvitova, but she fails to take any of them. A 3-0 lead for Shvedova, who ousted champion Li Na in the fourth round.
2-0 - BREAK SHVEDOVA! A strong start for Shvedova against Kvitova. A break in the second game of the match will see her serve for a 3-0 lead here. Does not look in awe of the fourth seed so far.
1-0 - Shvedova wearing a cool pair of glasses. Not a full house watching the action yet, but she holds without too much fuss for a 1-0 lead.
0-0 - A slightly murky day in Paris as Shvedova serves to get matters off and running.
|Date of Birth||12/09/1987|
|Date of Birth||08/03/1990|