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Romania, Czech Republic 2-2 in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Karolina Pliskova won her second singles match to put defending champion Czech Republic level at 2-2 with host Romania in their Fed Cup first-round match. Pliskova beat Romania's Monica Niculescu, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a match lasting 2 hours, 17 minutes. Earlier Sunday, third-ranked Simona Halep put Romania ahead after winning a three-set fight against Petra...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Romania leads Czech Republic 2-1 in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Home favorite Simona Halep has won a crucial point for Romania in a three-set battle against the Czech star Petra Kvitova on Sunday, increasing Romania's lead to 2-1 at their Fed Cup first-round matchup. The world's No. 3 completed a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win in two hours, 11 minutes in the Transylvanian city of Cluj to roars of approval from the Romanian crowd...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Halep, Kvitova lose, Romania-Czech Republic, 1-1

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Monica Niculescu beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 to ensure Romania tied with the Czech Republic 1-1 on the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday. In the first singles, Karolina Pliskova overcame Simona Halep 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 for the first time, in a match lasting more than 2 1/2 hours in the Transylvanian city...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep loses to Pliskova in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Karolina Pliskova ended a three-match losing streak against Simona Halep to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead on the opening day of its Fed Cup first-round tie against Romania on Saturday. The 23-year-old Pliskova had never beaten Halep before her 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 win in the Transylvanian city of Cluj. The match lasted more than 2 1 /2 hours. Petra Kvitova...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep delays nose op to play title-holding Czechs in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Simona Halep postponed a nose operation so she can play for Romania against the defending champion Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup this weekend. Halep will face Karolina Pliskova in the first singles on Saturday in Cluj. ''Before I was sick ... and had many problems but now I'm OK,'' Halep said at the draw on Friday. ''I have to have surgery...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep postpones op for Fed Cup against Czechs

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) World No. 2 Simona Halep has postponed a nasal operation so she can play for Romania against the Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group. Halep is expected to face Karolina Pliskova in the first singles match on Saturday in the city of Cluj. The 24-year-old year old Halep appeared in good spirits Friday as she appeared with her teammates...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova to lead Czechs in 1st round of Fed Cup at Romania

PRAGUE (AP) Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova will lead defending champion Czech Republic in next month's first round of the Fed Cup at Romania. The No. 7-ranked Kvitova announced Monday that she was terminating her partnership with coach David Kotyza after seven years and 17 WTA titles. The move came after she was eliminated from the Australian Open by Daria Gavrilova 6...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova fires coach David Kotyza after 7 years

PRAGUE (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she is terminating her cooperation with coach David Kotyza. Kvitova announced the move on Twitter and Facebook on Monday. During her seven years with the coach, Kvitova won a total of 17 WTA titles, including Wimbledon in 2011 and '14. The Czech has given no reason for the move. She says: ''I would like to thank David...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Daria Gavrilova tells on-court interviewer “I’m good from behind” in hilarious Aussie Open slip of the tongue

Daria Gavrilova, the 21-year old hometown hero at the Australian Open, came back to defeat 28th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 on Friday to advance to the weekend and continue her surprising run of play. Gavrilova has lived in Australia for three years and has been adopted by the loyal Aussies as a local favorite in the tournament, especially after her second-round upset...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kvitova "felt tired" during Australian Open loss

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local): Midnight Petra Kvitova isn't really sure what went wrong in her second-round loss to Australia's Daria Gavrilova at Melbourne Park. The two-time Wimbledon champion said she felt ''a little tired'' and ''a little slow'' and ''a little bit weird'' during her 6-4, 6-4 loss - the third time she's fallen...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kvitova out of the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Russian-born Australian Daria Gavrilova. Playing on Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday night, Gavrilova had one match point in the eighth game of the second set which the sixth-seeded Kvitova saved...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kvitova wins opening match at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 12:22 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has the distinction of winning the first completed match at the 2016 Australian Open, avenging a loss to Luksika Kumkhum from two years ago. Kvitova beat the Thai qualifier 6-3, 6-1. In 2014, Kumkhum beat Kvitova in three sets to send the-then sixth-ranked player out of the tournament. Serving to...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova withdraws from Sydney International with virus

SYDNEY (AP) Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from the Sydney International, marking the second consecutive week that the two-time Wimbledon winner has pulled out of tournaments due to a lingering stomach virus. Kvitova retired during the first round of the Shenzhen Open in China last week. She was scheduled to play her first match in Sydney against Germany...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharapova beats Kvitova, Russia leads 2-1 in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Maria Sharapova came from a set down to defeat Petra Kvitova in the first reverse singles on Sunday to give Russia a 2-1 lead over defending champion Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final. In a matchup of two top 10 players, the fourth-ranked Sharapova rallied to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over the sixth-ranked Kvitova to put Russia one win away from its first Fed Cup title...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Czech Republic leads Russia 1-0 in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Petra Kvitova overcame a slow start and rallied for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday to give defending champion Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup final. Amid increased security measures following the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Czech player converted her first match point when the 28th-ranked Russian double-faulted...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova to open Fed Cup final against Pavlyuchenkova

PRAGUE (AP) Petra Kvitova will open the Fed Cup final against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova when the defending champion Czech Republic faces Russia. The sixth-ranked Czech is 6-3 against the Russian and will look to give the hosts a good start in their quest for fourth title in five years. The Czechs won the Fed Cup in 2011, `12 and last year, while Russia is seeking its first triumph...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WTA Finals: Radwanska beats Kvitova to win the title

The WTA Finals in Singapore has come to a close. It wasn’t the final many predicted, but it was a good one. Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska battled each other for three grueling sets. Ultimately, it was the Pole who won out. She weathered the storm that is Petra Kvitova to win the biggest title of her career 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. This match was the epitome of contrasting styles...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WTA Finals: Radwanska beats Kvitova for title, biggest win of career

SINGAPORE — Agnieszka Radwanska beat fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 Sunday at the WTA Finals to clinch the biggest title of her career. The fifth-seeded Pole's previous best result at the season-ending championship was a semifinal finish in 2012 and 2014. Radwanska is the first player to win the tournament after a losing 1-2 record in the round-robin stage. Radwanska...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WTA Finals: Radwanska and Kvitova advance to the final

The WTA finals in Singapore is coming to a close. The final features two players who went 1-2 in round-robin play. That’s a first in tournament history. Going into the semifinals, both Agnieszka Radwanska and Petra Kvitova were not favored to win their matches. Both had looked rather sluggish and negative earlier in the week. So, it’s a bit of s surprise that they conquered...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WTA Finals: Muguruza beats Kerber, Kvitova bests Safarova

  Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza improved to 2-0 in group-stage matches at the WTA Finals by beating Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday. In the day's other match, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova defeated fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 7-5, 7-5 for her first win in Singapore. Muguruza broke Kerber twice in each set to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 38 minutes. The Spaniard is making her debut...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova beats Safarova 7-5, 7-5 at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) Fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova defeated fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 7-5, 7-5 Wednesday for her first group-stage win at the WTA Finals. Kvitova improved to 8-0 in career matches against the ninth-seeded Safarova, who fell to 0-2 in her first appearance at the season-ending tournament. Kvitova is 1-1. Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza takes on sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber later.
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinci beats Kvitova to advance to quarterfinals at Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China — Roberta Vinci advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open by beating defending champion Petra Kvitova 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Wednesday. The 15th-seeded Italian saved five of seven break points. "Against Petra it's always tough to play," Vinci said. "She's an incredible player, she won last year here. But I played a really good match. She played so well the first few...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis rivalries we wish to see this fall season

The fall tennis season is under way. For the most part, the fall is considered the relaxing portion of the season. With all the major tournaments finished, the stakes are lower, but that doesn’t mean good matches can’t be played. If you pay close enough attention the fall often produces some of the best matches of the season. It might also be a chance for some new rivalries to...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pennetta rallies to top Kvitova in 3 sets, into US Open semi

NEW YORK (AP) Flavia Pennetta loves visiting New York for a week or two every year. Once again, she's sticking around as long as she can. The 26th-seeded Italian rallied from down a set and a break against two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova on Wednesday to reach her second U.S. Open semifinal in three years. ''In the second set, I was really in trouble,'' Pennetta said in an...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: Pennetta rallies to beat Kvitova in three

  Flavia Pennetta rallied from down a set and a break to reach her second U.S. Open semifinal in three years. The Italian beat fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 on a steamy afternoon Wednesday. Kvitova, who has battled mononucleosis this summer that has limited her practice time, was struggling physically by the end of the 2-hour, 23-minute match. Pennetta, 33, made her first...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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