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Tennis: Ruthless Kvitova routs Peng

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova swept into the quarter-finals at the All England Club with a 6-3, 6-2 rout of China's Peng Shuai on Monday.

LONDON: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova swept into the quarter-finals at the All England Club with a 6-3, 6-2 rout of China's Peng Shuai on Monday.

Czech sixth seed Kvitova, who won the title in 2011 with victory against Maria Sharapova, routed world number 61 Peng in just one hour on Court Two.

The 24-year-old, who has now reached the last eight at Wimbledon for five successive years, will play unseeded compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova for a place in the semi-finals.

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