Defending champion Kvitova races into Birmingham final

Kvitova lines up Buzarnescu meeting in Birmingham semis

The Czech, a two-time Wimbledon champion, showed her strength on grass with a 6-3 6-2 win over the Romanian.

Defending champion Petra Kvitova eased into the final of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham by beating Mihaela Buzarnescu.

Buzarnescu, who also beat Svitolina in the French Open three weeks ago, has won more matches (82) than any other player since she recovered from her latest knee operation a year ago.

Buzarnescu dedicated the victory to her family and coaching team, those close to her who believed she could rescue her career after two knee surgeries, and twice being sidelined for more than two years.

"Amazing statistics this week", Kvitova said.

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"I didn't expect that at the start of the season", Kvitova said.

"So far this season is incredible, and I really can't imagine a better season so far".

"It's really been an awesome two weeks I've had, having played so little in the grass in my career".

Earlier in the day, 2009 victor Magdalena Rybarikova and two-time runner-up Barbora Strycova set up an intriguing semi-final clash after the pair collected convincing victories.

The 29-year-old Slovakian came back from a break down in each set on the back of 24 winners over the course of one hour and 47 minutes.

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