PETRA KVITOVA

  • Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova to win China Open October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth duel to win the China Open on Sunday and return to No. 2 in the rankings. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame 10 double-faults and a number of untimely errors to defeat Kvitova in a rematch of the 2011 Wimbledon...
  • Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova through to China Open quarters October 2, 2014

    Romania's Simona Halep won a back-and-forth match against Andrea Petkovic featuring 17 breaks of serve, beating the German 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (1) to advance to the China Open quarter-finals on Thursday. The second-seeded Halep was broken nine times, including when she served for the match at 5-3 in the third...
  • Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams rematch set at China Open October 1, 2014

    Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. The third-seeded Czech defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 beneath the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday in Beijing. Williams advanced on...
  • Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win Wuhan Open September 27, 2014

    Petra Kvitova held off an injured Eugenie Bouchard to win the inaugural Wuhan Open title 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in a rematch of the most lopsided Wimbledon final in two decades. The Czech player dropped just three games in a 55-minute victory at the All England Club, but was made to...
  • Kvitova powers through to Wuhan final September 27, 2014

    A tournament plagued with falling seeds, withdrawals and retirements will at least enjoy a high-powered final after Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the championship match of the inaugural Wuhan Open on Friday. The Czech beat Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-5 to set up a final against either Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, whom...
  • Petra Kvitova powers into the final of Wuhan Open September 26, 2014

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the final of the inaugural Wuhan Open after overpowering Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 7-5 on Friday. Kvitova will be aiming for her third title of the year - and more importantly, a spot in the season-ending WTA Championships in Singapore. She will join Serena...
  • Petra Kvitova ends Caroline Garcia's dream run to enter Wuhan semis September 25, 2014

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova ended the dream run of France's Caroline Garcia with a clinical performance to reach the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday. Kvitova, the highest seed standing at the hard court tournament after the exits of top two seeds Serena Williams and Romanian Simona Halep, defeated Garcia...
  • What to watch on day seven of the 2014 US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: In a US Open women's tournament filled with surprises, Maria Sharapova heads into the fourth round as the only major champion in her half of the bracket. Sharapova owns five major titles, including at Flushing Meadows in 2006 and at the French Open in June, and the other seven...
  • Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashes out of US Open August 30, 2014

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the US Open by a scrambling, moonballing qualifier ranked No. 145. Aleksandra Krunic, a 21yearold Serb who until this week had not taken even a set from a player in the top 30, crumpled to the court in celebration and...
  • Kvitova, Bouchard steamroll into second round at US Open August 27, 2014

    New York: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runnerup Eugenie Bouchard launched their US Open campaigns with a bang, blasting their respective firstround opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday. Thirdseeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic crushed Kristina Mladenovic of France 61, 60, while Bouchard was nearly as efficient in dismissing Olga Govortsova...
  • Petra Kvitova takes second Connecticut Open title August 24, 2014

    New Haven: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova appears ready to make a run at her second Grand Slam title this summer. The No. 4 ranked Czech star dominated Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 64, 62 on Saturday to win the Connecticut Open, her second title in New Haven in the past three...
  • US Open 2014: Serena Williams chasing major title No. 18 August 24, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it out loud: Coming into the US Open, her next goal is matching two...
  • Kvitova, Rybarikova to meet in Connecticut Open final August 23, 2014

    New Haven: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 63, 61 on Friday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68thranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 62, 64 in the...
  • Petra Kvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open August 22, 2014

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 64, 61 win on Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Kvitova went down by a service break in the third game of the match, but avoided the upset bug that has sent every other seeded...
  • Serena Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Kvitova falls August 14, 2014

    World number on Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 76 (7) 76 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action for the first time since a semifinal loss to older sister...
  • Bouchard and Kvitova ready to go nuts at Wimbledon July 5, 2014

    It was "a weird match with a weird ending" but all Eugenie Bouchard cared about was the splitsecond in which she saw Simona Halep's lunging service return spinning into the net. It was the moment that confirmed her 76(5), 62 victory over the Romanian third seed at Wimbledon on Thursday. More importantly,...
  • Eugenie Bouchard ready to become Wimbledon royalty July 4, 2014

    London: Marriage proposals, broken records, pop idols and the small matter of reaching a Wimbledon final, it has been a busy two weeks in southwest London for young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. The 20yearold Bouchard is the first Canadian male or female to reach a grand slam final and she...
  • Petra Kvitova beats Lucie Safarova to storm into Wimbledon final July 3, 2014

    London: Petra Kvitova beat fellow Czech lefthander Lucie Safarova 76 (6), 61 on Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final and a chance to win her second title at the All England Club. Kvitova, the only player born in the 1990s to have won a major title here in 2011...
  • Safarova and Kvitova lead Czech assault at Wimbledon July 2, 2014

    Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova led the Czech charge on Tuesday into the last four of Wimbledon, ensuring their nation a presence in the women's final on Saturday. Safarova beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 63, 61 to become the first woman through to the semifinals. And, in gathering gloom on Centre Court,...
  • Safarova beats Makarova to reach Wimbledon last four July 1, 2014

    London: Lucie Safarova led the Czech charge into the Wimbledon semifinals on Tuesday, beating Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 63, 61 to become the first woman through to the last four. The 27yearold's victory guaranteed a Czech woman would reach the final as she will meet the winner of the later quarterfinal...
  • Caroline Wozniacki wins, Petra Kvitova pulls out at Eastbourne June 20, 2014

    Eastbourne: Former champions Caroline Wozniacki and Ekaterina Makarova headed in different directions in the Aegon International quarterfinals on Thursday. Wozniacki, champion in 2009, held off a strong challenge from Camila Giorgi of Italy 67 (7), 64, 62. Makarova, the 2010 champ from Russia, fell to fifth seed Angelique Kerber 62, 61, with...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova edges Petra Kvitova in third at French Open May 31, 2014

    Paris: Twotime major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova came back to beat an ailing and errorprone fifthseeded Petra Kvitova 67 (3), 61, 97 Saturday to reach the fourth round of the French Open. The 27thseeded Kuznetsova, who won titles at Roland Garros in 2009 and the U.S. Open in 2004, broke Kvitova at...
  • Petra Kvitova beaten in first major upset at Stuttgart April 24, 2014

    Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. The 102nd-ranked Kleybanova rallied from 5-3 down in the second set to beat her Czech opponent. It was the Russian's first victory against a top-10 player since winning her...
  • Germany to play Czech Republic in Fed Cup final April 21, 2014

    Germany will take on the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final after both countries wrapped up their semi-final victories by winning the first reverse singles on Sunday. Germany's Angelique Kerber overcame Sam Stosur in three sets and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 as both countries...
  • Czech Republic lead Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup semifinal April 20, 2014

    Prague: The Czech Republic lead 2-0 over Italy in tennis Fed Cup semifinal after the two singles games that were played on Saturday. Czech player Safarova beat Italian Errani 6-4, 6-1 and Kvitova, who is the current world No. 6 in WTA single's ranking, beat Giorgi 6-4, 6-2, Xinhua reported. "Today was...
  • Sharapova closes in on return trip to Miami final March 26, 2014

    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 possible...
  • Serena wins as Sony Open locked down by bomb scare March 26, 2014

    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 of...
  • Venus Williams wins opener in Doha February 11, 2014

    Doha: Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 62, 62 to line up a secondround match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday. Williams was broken only once, when she led Martic 40. She has an up and down record so far this season, reaching the...
  • Kvitova, Safarova lead Czech Republic in Fed Cup January 29, 2014

    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 89 series on an outdoor claycourt in Seville. Kvitova...
  • Thai player Kumkhum ousts Kvitova from Australian Open January 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was upset in the first round of the Australian Open by Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum 62, 16, 64. Luksika, playing just her second Grand Slam tournament, broke the sixthseeded Kvitova in the eighth game of the third set after the Czech player hit a doublefault. Kvitova...