Petra Kvitova

  • Bouchard and Kvitova ready to go nuts at Wimbledon 05-07-2014 12:50 PM

    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....
  • Eugenie Bouchard ready to become Wimbledon royalty 04-07-2014 06:39 PM

    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...
  • Petra Kvitova beats Lucie Safarova to storm into Wimbledon final 03-07-2014 06:43 PM

    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...
  • Safarova and Kvitova lead Czech assault at Wimbledon 02-07-2014 09:55 AM

    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...
  • Safarova beats Makarova to reach Wimbledon last four 01-07-2014 11:23 PM

    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...
  • Caroline Wozniacki wins, Petra Kvitova pulls out at Eastbourne 20-06-2014 12:41 PM

    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,...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova edges Petra Kvitova in third at French Open 31-05-2014 06:24 PM

    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...
  • Petra Kvitova beaten in first major upset at Stuttgart 24-04-2014 10:18 AM

    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...
  • Germany to play Czech Republic in Fed Cup final 21-04-2014 10:11 AM

    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...
  • Czech Republic lead Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup semifinal 20-04-2014 10:50 AM

    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....
  • 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...