Result: Petra Kvitova books Wuhan Open semi-finals spot

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova reacts to winning the first set against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard during their women's singles final match on July 5, 2014
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World number three Petra Kvitova books her place in the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open with a convincing 6-3 6-4 triumph over Caroline Garcia in China.

Petra Kvitova has defeated Caroline Garcia in straight sets to advance through to the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open.

The world number three needed just one hour and 23 minutes to overcome her French opponent 6-3 6-4 in China to reach the last four of the event.

Garcia lost serve early on in the opening set, allowing Kvitova to race into an early three-game lead which she saw out with relative ease.

The second set remained tight until the seventh game, going the way of serve before Garcia was edged out to set up Kvitova's path to the next round.

The Czech pro will face either Angelique Kerber or Elina Svitolina in the semis.

Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot to Ksenia Pervak of Russia during their 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 25, 2014
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