Slovan's Canadian forward Brendan O'Donnell could have tied the game in the second period but only hit the goal post to go 1-2.
The win, which came as the 35th from 36 matches this season, also ties him with Rafael Nadal for a record 14th Roland Garros quarterfinals appearance.
"I got a bit emotional last two points of my match. I really started to think still about the match because in tennis we really never know when it's the end. But my memories, happy memories, when I made my comeback here in 2017, when I step on the Philippe Chatrier, I couldn't really imagine me to be in the quarterfinal of this slam. Everything just came back to me," said Kvitova, who was attacked by a break-in knife-wielding robber at her home in the Czech Republic during the off-season of 2016 which left her dominant left hand seriously injured. It was at Roland Garros that the two-time Grand Slam champion made her comeback.
Next up for the 33-year-old is Russia's world No. 16 Karen Khachanov. Djokovic owns a 3-1 lead in the head-to-head record against Khachanov but the latter won the pair's previous encounter in Paris - at the 2018 Paris Masters when the Russian claimed a straight-set win in the final to clinch the biggest title of his career until now.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu manhandled Tianjin 106-59 in dominant fashion for its second straight win going into the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign here on Monday.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers had originally been scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Enditem
Esteban Burgos scored from the penalty spot for Eibar after 28 minutes only for Toni Villa to equalize for the home team eight minutes later.
Last year "champion" Banska Bystrica (crowned after the abrupt end of the 2019/2020 season in March caused by the COVID-19 strike and subsequently stripped of the title as the governing body decided not to crown a champion of the shortened season) and the runner-up Slovan Bratislava are still trying to find their lost forms, losing their respective second-round fixtures.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Mahmoud Fekri was named Iran's Esteghlal soccer team head coach on Monday, the Tehran Times daily reported.
SYDNEY, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre is set to leave the A-league after the club announced it had accepted a lucrative offer to loan the frontman to an overseas club on Wednesday.