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Wozniacki Undefeated In New Haven Open

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NEW HAVEN, CT - AUGUST 22: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot to Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden during the New Haven Open at Yale at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale on August 22, 2012 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

NEW HAVEN, CT – AUGUST 22: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot to Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden during the New Haven Open at Yale at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale on August 22, 2012 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Second-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic has moved into the quarterfinals of the New Haven Open with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs.

The 2011 Wimbledon champion, the only Grand Slam winner in the New Haven field, is coming off a title in Montreal, her first ever in North America, and a run to the semifinals in Cincinnati.

Earlier, Caroline Wozniacki improved her record in New Haven to 19-0, beating Sofia Arvidsson 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Wozniacki is playing in the tournament for the fifth time and is the four-time defending champion.

She will play Dominika Cibulkova in the quarterfinals. Cibulkova beat Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-1.

Kvitova will face fellow Czech player Lucie Safarova, a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Jie Zheng 6-4, 6-0.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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