Kvitova beats Baltacha to in Wimbledon 2nd round


WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -Defending champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the third round of Wimbledon by beating Elena Baltacha of Britain 6-0, 6-4 Thursday.

Kvitova breezed through the first set in just 22 minutes and broke two more times in the second against the 101nd-ranked Baltacha.

Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova in last year's final but has yet to reach a title match in 2012, although she reached the semifinals of both the Australian Open and French Open. She hit 23 winners compared to nine for Baltacha.

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