Petra Kvitova

  • Sharapova closes in on return trip to Miami final 26-03-2014 10:43 AM

    Miami: Five-time runner-up Maria Sharapova closed in on a return trip to the Miami final by taming eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 7-5, 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the semis of the Sony Open. With the victory Sharapova, who lost in the final last year to Serena Williams, sets up a...
  • Serena wins as Sony Open locked down by bomb scare 26-03-2014 09:29 AM

    Miami: Defending champion Serena Williams closed in on a seventh Sony Open title with a 6-2, 6-2 quarter-final demolition of German Angelique Kerber on Tuesday, a win that came as the Crandon Park tennis facility was locked down due to a bomb scare. Williams' win sets up a semi-final rematch...
  • Venus Williams wins opener in Doha 11-02-2014 10:13 AM

    Doha: Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to line up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday. Williams was broken only once, when she led Martic 4-0. She has an up and down record so far this season,...
  • Kvitova, Safarova lead Czech Republic in Fed Cup 29-01-2014 05:23 PM

    Prague: The Czech Republic have named their highest ranked players on Wednesday to face Spain in next month first round of the Fed Cup. World No. 6 Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova, ranked 27th are expected to play the singles at the Feb 8-9 series on an outdoor clay-court in...
  • Thai player Kumkhum ousts Kvitova from Australian Open 13-01-2014 03:10 PM

    Melbourne: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was upset in the first round of the Australian Open by Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Luksika, playing just her second Grand Slam tournament, broke the sixth-seeded Kvitova in the eighth game of the third set after the Czech player hit a double-fault....
  • Petra Kvitova loses to qualifier in Sydney semis 09-01-2014 12:38 PM

    Sydney: Second-seeded Petra Kvitova suffered an upset 6-4, 6-3 loss to Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in the semi-finals of the Sydney International on Thursday. Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, was broken twice in the first set and four times in the second against Pironkova, who finished last season ranked No....
  • Kvitova beats Safarova, advances to Sydney semis 08-01-2014 09:23 AM

    Sydney: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the Sydney International semi-finals on Wednesday with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over fellow Czech player Lucie Safarova. Kvitova, the second seed, will play the winner of the quarter-final being played later Wednesday between Italy's Sara Errani and Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova. In...
  • Li Na reaches WTA Championships final 26-10-2013 08:28 PM

    Istanbul: Li Na advanced to her first WTA Championships final by sweeping past 2011 winner Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday. With the victory in the semi-final, Li will rise to a career-high No. 3 ranking, a jump of two places. She will play for the title Sunday against the...
  • Petra Kvitova joins Li Na in WTA Championships semi-finals 26-10-2013 09:29 AM

    Istanbul: Li Na swept past the ailing Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-1 to earn a place in the semi-finals of the WTA Championships at the expense of the second-ranked Australian Open champion on Friday. The fourth-seeded Li will play 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who came from behind to beat Angelique Kerber...
  • Defending champion Serena Williams reaches WTA semis 25-10-2013 09:08 AM

    Istanbul: Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA Championships by sweeping past Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday. Williams, the defending champion, won all three matches in her group without dropping a set. She's bidding for her fourth title in the elite, eight-women tournament. Earlier, Li Na...
  • WTA Championships: Serena Williams in group with Petra Kvitova 20-10-2013 11:11 PM

    Istanbul: Top-ranked titleholder Serena Williams will face former winner Petra Kvitova in her group at the WTA Championships, which start Tuesday in Istanbul. Sunday's draw for the event that brings together the top eight players in the world also put Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber in Williams' Red Group. Second-ranked...
  • Kvitova downs Kerber to take Tokyo title 28-09-2013 01:54 PM

    Tokyo: Czech Petra Kvitova overcame a second set meltdown to dispatch Angelique Kerber 6-2 0-6 6-3 in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Saturday to claim her 11th WTA tour title. The 2011 Wimbledon champion sealed victory on her fourth match point when Kerber could only...
  • Kvitova, Kerber advance to the final of Pan Pacific Open 27-09-2013 05:05 PM

    Tokyo: Petra Kvitova rallied to defeat Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semi-final. Kerber leads the head-to-head series 2-1, with all of the matches being...
  • Alison Riske routs 7th-seeded Petra Kvitova at US Open 31-08-2013 11:14 PM

    New York: Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are through to a highly anticipated matchup in the round of 16 at the US Open, where they're joined by a less expected American, Alison Riske. Maybe's Riske's run isn't that much of a surprise considering her recent surge. The 23-year-old Pittsburgh native...
  • Petra Kvitova beats Misaki Doi in US Open 1st round 27-08-2013 11:24 PM

    New York: Seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova was pushed to a third set before advancing to the second round of the US Open. The 2011 Wimbledon champ beat Misaki Doi of Japan 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Tuesday in a rare matchup of two lefties. Kvitova had 29 winners but the same number of...
  • Halep upsets Kvitova to win New Haven Open 25-08-2013 09:31 AM

    New Haven: Simona Halep doesn't speak perfect English, but she knew what words to use when describing her game at the New Haven Open. "I played very beautiful tennis today," Halep said. "I was enjoying every moment." The 21-year-old Romanian dominated defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to...
  • Halep beats Wozniacki, to take on Kvitova in New Haven final 24-08-2013 08:44 AM

    New Haven: Simona Halep beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the New Haven Open final. The 21-year-old Romanian will be seeking her fourth title after winning three times on the WTA Tour since June. She will face defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, who...
  • Errani out; Wozniacki, Stephens, Kvitova in New Haven quarters 22-08-2013 08:49 AM

    New Haven: Top-seeded Sara Errani fell to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday at the New Haven Open, while Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens advanced to the quarter-finals. Errani, ranked No. 5 in the world, became the fifth of the tournament's eight seeds to lose...
  • Kvitova advances, Kerber upset at New Haven Open 21-08-2013 08:46 AM

    New Haven: Defending champion Petra Kvitova recovered from a set and a break down to beat Annika Beck 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the New Haven Open on Tuesday. The third-seeded Kvitova dropped the first set and was broken in the first game of the second before...
  • Wild-card Virginie Razzano stuns Petra Kvitova at Carlsbad 03-08-2013 08:55 AM

    Carlsbad: Wild-card entrant Virginie Razzano stunned third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 7-6 (8) on Friday in the Southern California Open quarter-finals. Razzano, the Italian ranked No. 131 in the world, squandered four match points and had to stave off two match points from Kvitova in the third-set tiebreaker before...
  • Shocks leave last eight women dreaming of Wimbledon title 02-07-2013 11:15 AM

    Eight women from eight different countries will walk through the gates of the All England Club on Tuesday harbouring genuine title hopes following a Wimbledon wipeout of the headline attractions. Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011, and China's Li Na, French Open winner in the same year,...
  • Is Wimbledon's Wednesday mayhem the first sign of tennis transition? 27-06-2013 01:29 PM

    Legends are made here runs the promo of the Wimbledon 2013 with Pete Sampras and a teary-eyed Roger Federer lifting the silver gilt cup. This edition of The Championships has so far made legend-killers. Without a glint of exaggeration names like Roger Federer - a seven-time champion at the All...
  • Top-seeded Radwanska loses to US qualifier Hampton 19-06-2013 09:03 AM

    Eastbourne: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska slumped to a 7-6 (2), 6-2 defeat by American qualifier Jamie Hampton in the first round at Eastbourne on Tuesday. Radwanska, who won the title in 2008, struggled throughout the match at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament. Although the Polish player leveled at 5-5 when Hampton served...
  • Vulnerable Nadal, Djokovic advance at French Open 02-06-2013 08:48 AM

    Paris: For the third time in three matches at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal hardly looked himself for a set. Unlike in the first two rounds, Nadal won his opening set on Saturday, albeit barely. The takeaway, even after another victory, was the same: The owner of a record...
  • Rafael Nadal reaches last 16 of French Open 01-06-2013 11:52 PM

    Paris: Rafael Nadal came from behind yet again at the French Open and reached the fourth round by beating Fabio Fognini of Italy 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. After dropping the opening set in his first two matches, Nadal trailed 4-2 and was down a break at 6-5 before...
  • Li Na ousts Petra Kvitova to book Stuttgart semi-final spot 27-04-2013 08:56 AM

    Berlin: World number five Li Na withstood a late comeback from Petra Kvitova to beat the fifth-seeded Czech 6-3, 7-5 on Friday and set up a Stuttgart Grand Prix semi-final with American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The second seed from China was put under early pressure by a series of sizzling...
  • Kvitova cuts Italy's lead to 2-1 in Fed Cup semis 22-04-2013 12:46 AM

    Palermo: The Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova rallied to beat seventh-ranked Sara Errani 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 Sunday after a five-hour rain delay and cut Italy's lead to 2-1 in the Fed Cup semifinals. The eighth-ranked Kvitova won the final 11 games of the rainy match, overwhelming Errani with her attacking game....
  • Vinci-Kvitova highlights Italy-Czech Fed Cup draw 19-04-2013 06:22 PM

    Palermo: Roberta Vinci will face Petra Kvitova on the opening day of the Fed Cup semi-finals between Italy and the two-time defending champion Czech Republic. Vinci beat former Wimbledon champion Kvitova in straight sets in Poland last weekend to move up to a career-high ranking of No. 12. The semifinal...