Czech teenager tennis player shocks Venus Williams

27-02-2008

Little-known Czech teenager Petra Kvítová stunned top seed Venus Williams in the first round of the Memphis International tournament on Tuesday. The 17-year-old, who is ranked 143rd in the world, beat the world number eight 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 and will now face Brenda Schultz-McCarthy of the Netherlands in the second round. Meanwhile, in the same tournament, Kvítová’s compatriot Renata Voráčová lost her second round match to Olga Govortsov of Belarus 6-4, 4-6, 6-7.