Petra Kvitova

  • Kvitova, Bouchard steamroll into second round at US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their US Open campaigns with a bang, blasting their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday. Third-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic crushed Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-1, 6-0, while Bouchard was nearly as efficient in dismissing Olga Govortsova...
  • Petra Kvitova takes second Connecticut Open title 5 days ago

    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 6-4, 6-2 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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    New Haven: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68th-ranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 in the...
  • Petra Kvitova moves into semi-finals at Connecticut Open 1 week ago

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semi-finals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 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 7-6 (7) 7-6 (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 split-second in which she saw Simona Halep's lunging service return spinning into the net. It was the moment that confirmed her 7-6(5), 6-2 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 20-year-old 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 left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 6-1 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 6-3, 6-1 to become the first woman through to the semi-finals. 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 semi-finals on Tuesday, beating Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-3, 6-1 to become the first woman through to the last four. The 27-year-old's victory guaranteed a Czech woman would reach the final as she will meet the winner of the later quarter-final...
  • 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 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2. Makarova, the 2010 champ from Russia, fell to fifth seed Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-1, with...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova edges Petra Kvitova in third at French Open May 31, 2014

    Paris: Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova came back to beat an ailing and error-prone fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-7 (3), 6-1, 9-7 Saturday to reach the fourth round of the French Open. The 27th-seeded 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 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, 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 8-9 series on an outdoor clay-court 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 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. Kvitova...
  • Petra Kvitova loses to qualifier in Sydney semis January 9, 2014

    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. 108....
  • Kvitova beats Safarova, advances to Sydney semis January 8, 2014

    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 other women's...
  • Li Na reaches WTA Championships final October 26, 2013

    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 winner...
  • Petra Kvitova joins Li Na in WTA Championships semi-finals October 26, 2013

    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 6-7...
  • Defending champion Serena Williams reaches WTA semis October 25, 2013

    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 outlasted Jelena...
  • WTA Championships: Serena Williams in group with Petra Kvitova October 20, 2013

    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 Victoria Azarenka...
  • Kvitova downs Kerber to take Tokyo title September 28, 2013

    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 find...
  • Kvitova, Kerber advance to the final of Pan Pacific Open September 28, 2013

    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 August 31, 2013

    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 came...