Petra Kvitova shows no mercy to 16-year-old Barty

Updated: 29 May 2012 16:45 IST

Petra Kvitova's experience was no match for 16-year-old Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the French Open.

Petra Kvitova shows no mercy to 16-year-old Barty
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Paris:

Petra Kvitova's experience was no match for 16-year-old Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the French Open.

The Wimbledon champion defeated the junior Wimbledon champion 6-1, 6-2 Tuesday, winning six straight games in the first set and again racing through the second set despite being broken once.

Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last year, and then won the WTA Championships. Although the left-hander from the Czech Republic has yet to win a title in 2012, she is seeded fourth at Roland Garros and is expected to make it deep into the tournament.

Barty is the youngest player in the draw at the French Open, one of only eight teenagers entered. The Australian received a wild-card invitation to compete in Paris.

Topics : Tennis Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Na Li Petra Kvitova Ashleigh Barty Mahesh Bhupathi Rafael Nadal Jie Zheng French Open 2012
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