Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stayed on course to win her first tour title of the year as the Czech reached the semi finals of the WTA Rogers Cup in Montrel. Kvitova knocked off Austrian Tamira Paszek 6-3, 6-2 in the quarter finals on Saturday.
The Czech was challenging for the world no. 1 spot in January but her failure to win a ttile means she has dropped to no. 6 in the rankings. In the semi finals, she will meet former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. Wozniacki leads their head-to-head series, 3-2,but it was kvitova who won their prior meeting in straight sets in October of last year.