Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

2-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova wins bronze in women's singles

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The Associated Press

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Toby Melville / REUTERS

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has won the Olympic bronze medal in women’s tennis.

Kvitova beat American Madison Keys 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday, running away with the third set after dropping the last four games of the second.

Since winning her second Wimbledon title in 2014, the Czech lefty hasn’t been beyond the quarterfinals at a major. In the first three of this year, she didn’t even make it past the third round, her ranking falling to 14th.

Keys is a career-best No. 9 in the world, but for the second straight match, the 21-year-old couldn’t capitalize on her opportunities against a more experienced opponent. She failed to convert two set points in the first.

Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber, who beat Keys in the semis, plays Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig for gold later Saturday.

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