Paris, May 27 (AFP) Eighth seed Petra Kvitova eased into the French Open third round with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena today. Also Read - Watch: Mass Snowball Fight Breaks Out in Madrid As Youth Make Most of Blizzard

The two-time Wimbledon champion has now won 13 consecutive matches on clay after claiming titles in Prague and Madrid, and will face either Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru or Estonia’s 25th seed Anett Kontaveit for a place in the last 16. Also Read - Good News! More Girls Are Now Being Adopted by Foreign Couples, UP Govt Credits 'Mission Shakti' Programme

Czech Kvitova has not reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros since a run to the last four in 2012. Also Read - Spain Declares Nationwide State of Emergency to Curb Second Wave of Coronavirus

The 28-year-old raced through the opening set in only 24 minutes, and although she was pegged back after an early break in the second, a booming forehand sealed victory with a third straight game. (AFP) APA APA

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