Topic: Kvitova

Maria Sharapova defeats Kvitova in China Open

BEIJING - Maria Sharapova overcame a fierce challenge from Petra Kvitova on Sunday to win the China Open, her first title since she claimed victory at Roland Garros earlier this year.It was a battling performance from the Russian world number four, who will rise to number two in the rankings ...

Djokovic, Kvitova win but Wozniacki crashes in China

BEIJINGNovak Djokovic continued his 100 percent record at the China Open Wednesday overcoming late resistance from Vasek Pospisil to win 6-3, 7-5, while Petra Kvitova powered through her women's singles match. The number one seed in Beijing was playing at his dominating best in the first set, ...

kvitova defeats bouchard win wuhan
September 28, 2014

Kvitova defeats Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

WUHAN - World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets Saturday to win the inaugural $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open, her third title of the year. The Wimbledon champion was at her ruthless best, defeating the Canadian 6-3, 6-4 — a result which confirmed her place in ...

Kvitova, Bouchard to play Wimbledon rematch in Wuhan

WUHAN - Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard will play a rematch of their Wimbledon final when they meet in the climax of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open after winning their semi-finals Friday. World number three Kvitova is vying for her third title of the year and will seal a place in the end of ...

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September 26, 2014

Kvitova, Bouchard, Wozniacki make Wuhan semi-finals

WUHAN - World number three Petra Kvitova powered into the semi-finals of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open Thursday, joining Eugenie Bouchard and Caroline Wozniacki in the last four, while Angelique Kerber crashed out.Wimbledon champion Kvitova advanced at the expense of Caroline Garcia, who had ...

sharapova crashes kvitova wuhan
September 25, 2014

Sharapova crashes, Kvitova through in Wuhan

WUHAN- Fourth seed Maria Sharapova crashed out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open in two sets Wednesday, while Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and world number eight Angelique Kerber made the quarter-finals. Sharapova was defeated by Timea Bacsinszky in a tight game, losing the first set at the ...

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August 25, 2014

Wimbledon champ Kvitova takes New Haven title

NEW HAVEN - Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova won her second WTA Connecticut Open title in three years Saturday, defeating Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-2 in the US Open warm-up event. Fourth-ranked Kvitova, the 2012 New Haven winner who lost to Simona Halep in last year's final, ...

kvitova sets rybarikova final clash
August 24, 2014

Kvitova sets up Rybarikova final clash

NEW HAVEN - Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova advanced to the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament final Friday with straight-set triumphs. Fourth-ranked Kvitova fired 11 aces in defeating Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 while Rybarikova hit seven aces ...

kvitova reaches semis
August 23, 2014

Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

NEW HAVEN - Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Fourth-ranked Kvitova next will face Australia's Samantha Stosur, who ousted Belgium's Kirsten ...

Kvitova, Sharapova ousted at Montreal tennis

MONTREAL - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and French Open winner Maria Sharapova suffered third-round shock exits while top seed Serena Williams avoided the upset bug Thursday at the WTA Montreal hardcourt tournament. Russian Ekaterina Makarova upended second-seeded left-hander Kvitova 6-4, 1-6, ...

Kvitova crushes Bouchard to win Wimbledon title

LONDON - Petra Kvitova stormed to her second Wimbledon title in the shortest women's final since 1983 as the Czech sixth seed crushed Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday.Kvitova, who first won Wimbledon in 2011, took just 55 minutes to end her three-year wait for a second Grand Slam ...

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July 04, 2014, 12:44 am

Wimbledon: Kvitova one match away from winning second Wimbledon title

LONDON- Former champion Petra Kvitova moved within one match of capturing a second Wimbledon title, ending the plucky resistance of Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6) 6-1 in their all-Czech showdown on Thursday. Although few held out much hope of the 27-year-old Safarova beating her friend, having lost all ...

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July 04, 2014

Bouchard to face Kvitova for title

LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon on Thursday and will tackle 2011 champion Petra Kvitova in a title match-up few could have predicted.Bouchard, the 20-year-old world number 13, reached the championship finale by beating Romanian ...

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February 03, 2014

Czechs to miss Kvitova in Fed Cup

PRAGUE - The Czech Republic Fed Cup team will be without world number six Petra Kvitova in the first-round tie against Spain in Sevilla on February 8-9, it said on its Facebook page as she battles against illness. "I'm very sorry... I have to stay at home and cure the virosis," said the 23-year-old ...

Rusty Djokovic, slick Serena through in Melbourne

MELBOURNE - Novak Djokovic showed some early season rustiness but Serena Williams roared into the second round like a well-oiled machine as the tournament favourites took centre stage on the first evening of the Australian Open on Monday. Williams, looking for her sixth title, closed the evening on ...

Pironkova upsets Kvitova to play Kerber in Sydney final

SYDNEY - Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova reached her first WTA final with a semi-final win over second seed Petra Kvitova at the Sydney International on Thursday.The world number 107 defeated her second top-ten ranked opponent of the week in a 6-4 6-3 victory. Pironkova, 26, will play ...

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September 29, 2013

Kvitova tames Kerber to win Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO - Czech Petra Kvitova recovered from a second-set meltdown to beat fellow left-hander Angelique Kerber 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 and capture the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday for her second title of the year. Seventh seed Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, burst from the blocks in the Tokyo final, ...

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September 28, 2013

Kvitova floors Venus to set up Kerber final clash

TOKYO - Petra Kvitova ended the run of a resurgent Venus Williams at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday, winning a high-octane shootout 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to reach the final of the $2.3 million event, where she will face fellow "lefty" Angelique Kerber.The German Kerber had too much firepower for ...

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August 26, 2013

Halep tunes up for US Open with triumph over Kvitova

NEW HAVEN - Simona Halep rolled past defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday in the WTA New Haven final, her first hardcourt title coming days before the US Open. Halep, 21, notched her fourth title of 2013, adding it to claycourt titles won at Nuremberg and Budapest and a grasscourt ...

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April 26, 2013

Li revs up to face Kvitova in Stuttgart

STUTTGART - China's Li Na has admitted she has one eye on a brand new sports car, the winner's prize at Stuttgart's WTA tournament, as she prepares to face Petra Kvitova in Friday's quarter-finals. Second-seed Li, who reached January's Australian Open final, breezed through Thursday's second-round ...

kvitova leads czechs italy fed cup
April 11, 2013

Kvitova leads Czechs against Italy in Fed Cup

PRAGUE Holders Czech Republic on Wednesday named a five-member squad led by world number eight Petra Kvitova for their Fed Cup semi-final tie against Italy on clay in Palermo on April 20-21.  Besides Kvitova, team captain Petr Pala has called up world number 21 KlaraZakopalova and 25th-ranked ...

Kvitova falls as Wozniacki wins in Sydney

SYDNEY  - World number eight Petra Kvitova’s Australian Open preparations were dealt another blow Sunday when she was trounced in straight sets at the Sydney International by Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova. Fifth-seed Czech Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, continued her form ...

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November 02, 2012

Kvitova comes in from the cold to face Serbia

PRAGUE  - The Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova insisted Wednesday she would beat a cold in time to face Serbia in the Fed Cup final in Prague next weekend with eyes on defending the trophy.The 22-year-old world number eight led the Czechs to a victory over Russia in last year’s ...

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October 02, 2012

Kvitova crashes out in China Open

BEIJING (AFP) - World number five Petra Kvitova suffered her second early exit in just over a week Monday as she crashed out of the China Open's round two at the hands of Carla Suarez Navarro.Last year's Wimbledon champion lost 6-3, 6-2 to the Spanish player ranked 46th in the world, after also ...

Kvitova consolidates ranking after New Haven triumph

PARIS Czech Petra Kvitova has strengthened her position in the top five of the WTA world rankings following her triumph in the New Haven Open at the weekend, as Victoria Azarenka of Belarus remains in top spot. Kvitova won the New Haven title thanks to a 7-6 (11/9), 7-5 final victory against Maria ...

kvitova outlasts win title
August 15, 2012

Kvitova outlasts Li Na to win title

MONTREAL - Petra Kvitova overcame a mid-match slump to claim her first title of the season with a 7-5 2-6 6-3 victory over China’s Li Na in the Montreal Cup on Monday.In an entertaining but erratic encounter between two former major winners, the fifth seed’s first tournament win since ...

kvitova czech republic edge
January 08, 2012

Kvitova gives Czech Republic edge

PERTH  - World number two Petra Kvitova continued her imposing start to the year to give the Czech Republic the lead in the Hopman Cup final against France in Western Australia on Saturday.Unbeaten in her three previous singles matches in Perth, including beating world number one Caroline ...

kvitova perfect start
January 03, 2012

Kvitova off to perfect start

PERTH  - World number two Petra Kvitova made a perfect start to 2012 as the top-seeded Czech Republic saw off Bulgaria at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Australia on Monday.Kvitova opened her new campaign with a straight-sets win over Tsvetana Pironkova as the Czechs took the Group A tie 2-1. ...

Kvitova Upsets Sharapova Win Wimbledon Womens Title
July 02, 2011, 7:53 pm

Kvitova upsets Sharapova to win Wimbledon womens title

The newcomer played as if she belonged, and by the time this one-sided womens final ended, Maria Sharapova was not the only Wimbledon champion on the grass of Centre Court. Petra Kvitova had never played a Grand Slam singles final before, but she gave barely a hint of her inexperience or nerves, ...

Clijsters Kvitova Enter Final
February 13, 2011

Clijsters, Kvitova enter final

PARIS (Agencies)-Kim Clijsters will face Petra Kvitova in the final of the Open Gaz de France on Sunday. Clijsters, who will be ranked No. 1 on Monday, defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-1, 7-5 on her third match point. Kvitova cruised past Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States 6-2, 6-0. "I ...