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Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic,  returns a shot against Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot against Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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(AP) Seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova was pushed to a third set before advancing to the second round of the U.S. Open.


The 2011 Wimbledon champ beat Misaki Doi of Japan 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Tuesday in a rare matchup of two lefties. Kvitova had 29 winners but the same number of unforced errors on a windy day.


The 92nd-ranked Doi fell to 0-4 against top-10 opponents.


Kvitova has reached at least the semifinals at the other three major tournaments but has never advanced past the fourth round at the U.S. Open.


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