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Result: Caroline Garcia battles to win over Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati

Caroline Garcia beats fourth seed Petra Kvitova 7-5 4-6 6-2 to earn a spot in the third round of the Cincinnati Open.

Caroline Garcia has caused a shock at the Cincinnati Open by beating fourth seed Petra Kvitova 7-5 4-6 6-2 to reach the third round.

Much of the early stages were dominated by short rallies, and Garcia overcame her first moment of concern by saving three break points in the third game.

The opener continued with serve until the 11th game, when the 21-year-old broke Kvitova for the first time before converting set point at the third attempt.

In a second set dominated by poor serving, the two players shared four breaks inside the opening seven games and Kvitova showed her resilience by fighting back from 4-0 down to get back on level terms.

Garcia produced the perfect response to the setback by breaking at the start of the decider, and it was clear that her form at the back of the court was often too much for Kvitova as the two-time Wimbledon winner fell two breaks behind.

The fourth seed did manage to produce a reply, before once again conceding the advantage to Garcia, who capitalised to set up a meeting with Elina Svitolina.

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· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

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