Despite a sudden downpour, American Jessica Pegula defeated two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-2 to advance to her third Grand Slam quarterfinal this year.
Czech Kvitova, one of the most dependable returners in the game who had won both of their prior meetings, was left to regret her squandered opportunities as she only converted two of the six break points she had gained.
Early in the match, rain forced a 44-minute interruption, during which time tournament personnel rushed to cover Ashe with the retractable roof and clean the court.
The seventh and ninth games of the first set were closed out by eighth seed Pegula breaking Kvitova to love.
Even after Kvitova went up 2-0 in the second set, Pegula maintained her composure to come back and win the next six games to secure the victory.
Pegula, who advanced to the last eight alongside fellow American Coco Gauff, stated, “I simply reminded myself not to get frustrated.” “I simply wanted to be steadfast in hitting my targets.