Petra Kvitova will not become world number one for the first time next week after she had been defeated by Ashleigh Barty at the Miami Open quarter finals.

Even the Czech lost 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 6-2, hours after a man was jailed for eight years for stabbing her in her home at 20-16.

Kvitova, 29, needed to reach the final to have an opportunity of replacing Naomi Osaka towards the very top of the ranks.

Barty will play Anett Kontaveit at the semifinals, following the jelqing be at Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei 36 6-2 7-5.

Victory was Australian Barty’s first over Kvitova in five efforts.

Australian Open runnerup Kvitova came from 3-0 down at the last place to get back on serve, however double-faulted on game point as the 22-year-old 12th seed wrapped up victory in just under three hours.

Kontaveit defeated a rain wait to see OffWorld number 27 Su-wei, who beat world number one Naomi Osaka at the 3rd round and 13th seed Caroline Wozniacki at the fourth.

Second seed Simona Halep plays Qiang Wang and also Czech Karolina Pliskova confronts Marketa Vondrousova at the remaining Quarter Finals on Wednesday.

Romanian Halep will replace Osaka as world number one if she reaches the ultimate.


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