Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic during day 3 of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at Porsche-Arena on April 25, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany.
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Germany’s Kerber lost to Czech Republic’s Kvitova in last weekend’s Fed Cup match on the same court, but responded to keep her hopes of a third title at the event alive.
Coco Vandeweghe crushed fellow American Sloane Stephens, the seventh seed, 6-1 6-0.
CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States reacts during a show event on day 1 of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at Porsche-Arena on April 23, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Anett Kontaveit of Estonia and Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas won their matches, against France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Carina Witthoeft of Germany, respectively.
Fifth seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia was beaten 1-6 6-1 6-4 by unseeded Serbian Aleksandra Krunic at the Istanbul Cup in Turkey.
Makarova joined fellow seeds Agnieszka Radwanska, Zhang Shuai, Sorana Cirstea and Aryna Sabalenka in tumbling out of the tournament.
Second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced, beating Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova 7-5 4-6 6-1.
And seventh seed Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania beat Christina McHale of the United States 6-4 6-4.
Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine beat Turkey’s Ipek Oz 4-6 6-4 6-0, while Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic and Sara Errani of Italy completed the day’s winners.