CARLSBAD — Wild-card entrant Virginie Razzano stunned third-seeded Petra Kvitova, 6-7 (6), 7-5, 7-6 (8), on Friday in the Southern California Open quarterfinals.
Razzano, the Italian ranked No. 131 in the world, squandered four match points and had to stave off two match points from Kvitova in the third-set tiebreaker before Kvitova double-faulted to end the match at 3 hours 35 minutes.
"I think I was nervous," Razzano said. "I'm human. I'm not a robot. Sometimes you feel stress. I tried to focus on the points."
The match was the second longest on the WTA Tour this year behind one between Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Anastasia Rodionova that lasted...