Bethanie Mattek-Sands recorded her best Grand Slam result in nearly two years on Wednesday, as she ousted No.15 seed Petra Kvitova in the second round of the French Open in a pair of tiebreaks, 7-6(5), 7-6(5).The American reached the third round at three of the four Grand Slams in 2015, but hadn't won a main draw match in the last five majors.Wearing a shirt covered in cherries, Mattek-Sands' powerful approach bore fruit, as she struck 30 winners in two sets and found herself successful on nearly 70 percent of her forays to net. "I saw Petra before the tournament started. I gave her a big hug," Mattek-Sands said. "I was really happy to see her back, especially after everything that had happened. You know, she's an inspiration. That's what I told her end of the match, too. She not only came back from all of that, she came back playing well.
"We had a great match today. It's really good to see her back and playing well. She's a great champion, so it's a really good win for me."