Petra Kvitova, pictured, handled Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 in a second-round affair.
Beijing, China (SportsNetwork.com) -
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and French Open titlist Maria Sharapova notched wins, while former world No. 1 Carolina Wozniacki was sent packing Wednesday at the $5.4 million China Open.
The hot third-seeded left-handed Czech star Kvitova, fresh off her title in Wuhan, China, last week, handled China's own Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 in a second- round affair, while the fourth-seeded former No. 1 stalwart and 2012 Beijing runner-up Sharapova topped Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) in third-round play on the hardcourts at Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center.
"I feel well on the court," Kvitova said after pasting Peng. "My confidence is a little bit higher than after the U.S. Open."