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Serena Williams Advances, Petra Kvitova Upset at US Open

  #454391646 / gettyimages.com (August 30, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Saturday at the US Open saw two-time defending champion Serena Williams move into the fourth round, while reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was upset. Serena Williams beat countrywoman, No. 52, lefty Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3 on Arthur Ashe Stadium during day session, the third American in a row she...
Via Tennis Panorama
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Moonballs from qualifier doom Wimbledon champ

NEW YORK (AP) Instead of trying to match Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's power, unknown Aleksandra Krunic confounded her with looping shots and frustrated her by chasing down every ball. When it was all over, after the last of Kvitova's 34 unforced errors sailed wide, Krunic crumpled to the ground in disbelief at what she had just done - a qualifier ranked 145th, she...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova knocked out in U.S. Open third round

  Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out in the third round of the U.S. Open. The No. 3-seeded Czech committed 34 unforced errors in a 6-4, 6-4, loss Saturday to Aleksandra Krunic, a Serbian qualifier ranked No. 145. Kvitova, who had a shot at the No. 1 ranking with a U.S. Open title and an early Serena Williams exit, becomes the fifth of the top eight women seeds to fall. She...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova out at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out in the third round of the U.S. Open. The No. 3-seeded Czech committed 34 unforced errors in a 6-4, 6-4, loss Saturday to Aleksandra Krunic, a Serbian qualifier ranked No. 145. Kvitova, who had a shot at the No. 1 ranking with a U.S. Open title and an early Serena Williams exit, becomes the fifth of the top eight women seeds to...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: Peng takes down another seeded player

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Peng beats another seeded player at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

That’s Quite the Wimbleton Hangover You’ve Got, Genie

Heading into the 2014 Wimbledon final, the rise of Canadian Eugenie Bouchard seemed meteoric. Only two years removed from being a Junior Wimbledon champion, the 20 year old was dominant through the tournament, including a convincing win over world No. 3 ranked, Simona Halep in the semi-finals. It was her third straight semi-final appearance at a major in 2014, and her world No. 13...
Via The Sideline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bouchard wins in 3 sets, reaches US Open 3rd round

NEW YORK (AP) Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard reached the U.S. Open's third round for the first time by beating 80th-ranked Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4 Thursday night. The seventh-seeded Bouchard was the only woman to reach the semifinals at the year's first three Grand Slam tournaments. She lost in that round at the Australian Open and French Open,...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouchard bounces back with 6-2, 6-1 win at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Back on the Grand Slam stage, Eugenie Bouchard returned to her winning ways. The seventh-seeded Bouchard routed Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Open. At her previous major tournament, Bouchard made history at Wimbledon as the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final. But she was swept away by Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-0, and things didn...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 US Open Women’s Contender Profiles

(August 24, 2014) Profiles of the top Women’s Singles contenders for 2014 U.S. Open. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only.  – by Jack Cunniff     http://twitter.com/jrcunniff   1.Serena Williams 2014 Record: 38-6 Grand Slam Record: 252-39 U.S. Open Record: 72-9 U.S. Open Best Result: Won (1999, 2002, ’08, ’12, ‘13) Fast Fact: Serena has lost only once...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s a New P3tra

#454020452 / gettyimages.com By Jack Cunniff (August 23. 2014) NEW HAVEN – In 2013, Petra Kvitova became known in print media as “P3tra”, due to her propensity to get involved in three set matches. In more than half of her 2013 matches (38 of 74), Kvitova was extended to a decisive third set. In the finals of the 2014 Connecticut Open, it was a new P3tra: She won the championship...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova takes second Connecticut Open title

  Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to win her second Connecticut Open title in the past three years. The No. 4 player in the world also won here in 2012 before losing in last year's final to Simona Halep. She did not drop a set in New Haven this week. Kvitova broke Rybarikova's serve in the sixth game of each set, running...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova takes 2nd Connecticut Open title

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to win her second Connecticut Open title in the past three years. The No. 4 player in the world also won here in 2012 before losing in last year's final to Simona Halep. She did not drop a set in New Haven this week. Kvitova broke Rybarikova's serve in the sixth...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Familiar Face for the Finals of the Connecticut Open

Petra Kvitova photo by Jack Cunniff By Jack Cunniff (August 22, 2014) NEW HAVEN – The Connecticut Open has a history of players repeating as finalists, and there’s another name to add to the list. Petra Kvitova, the second seed, defeated Sam Stosur in the semifinals and advanced to her third consecutive final in New Haven. She follows the trend set by Venus Williams (four straight...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Women’s Draw Analysis

There’s a very clear theme to be found at the 2014 United States Open, now that the draws have been announced in a ceremony held early Thursday afternoon in New York. The women’s draw is here — click on each highlighted section to see the pairings.   * THE ESSENTIAL U.S. OPEN QUESTION: “WHO WILL KNOCK OFF THE BIGGEST NAMES (IF ANYONE)?” As you look at the drawsheet, you’ll...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Zahlavova Strycova took an early lead by breaking Kvitova's serve in the third game of the match between two Czech players. But the second seed got stronger as the match progressed. She broke back to tie the set...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati ATP & WTA Recap: Steel Beneath The Velvet

We’ve seen two utterly fascinating weeks of North American hardcourt tennis since the world’s best (minus Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, and Li Na, among others) came to Canada in early August. Tour action continues this week in New Haven (Connecticut) and Winston-Salem (North Carolina). Moreover, a few of the big names on the WTA Tour — Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova,...
Via Attacking The Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova, Wozniacki, Bouchard and Halep “Meet the Press”n New Haven for All-Access Hour at Connecticut Open (Podcast)

  (August 17, 2017) NEW HAVEN – Top seeds for the Connecticut Open – Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova,  Eugenie Bouchard and Caroline Woznacki met the media on Sunday. Petra Kvitova – The 2012 winner of the New Haven event is just off her second title at Wimbledon back in early July. She said the the second win at the All England Club is even more special. http://www.tennispanorama...
Via Tennis Panorama
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Seeds Fall Within Ten Minutes in Cincinnati

By Dave Gertler (August 13, 2014) MASON, OHIO – Within 10 minutes of each other, three of the biggest names in the tennis world have been bundled out of the draw at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday.   While Andy Murray was wasting no time on Center Court against Joao Sousa, for a straight sets 6-3, 6-3 win, other top seeds were getting some serious grief...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Western & Southern Open: Murray cruises in Cincinnati opener

MASON, Ohio -- Andy Murray needed little more than an hour to get through his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, while Petra Kvitova was upset in straight sets Murray faced only three breaks points - and fought all of them off - during a 6-3, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa. He spent only 1 hour and 11 minutes on court. No. 4 Tomas Berdych converted only one break...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WIMBLEDON: Genie Bouchard Goes from Tennis’ Next Big Thing to its Biggest Question Mark…Oh yeah, Petra Kvitova Wins, too

  The theme of the match was Genie Bouchard, her emergence. That’s what the moment was about. Tennis has a new superstar, one who is young, fresh, and tough as nails with marketers already drooling over her good looks. Come see her crowning. Well, the match didn’t live up to that. The other person won. It wasn’t even close. Petra Kvitova won 6-3, 6-0 in 55 minutes, playing...
Via Greg Couch on Tennis
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova crushes Bouchard for second Wimbledon title

I admit it. I didn’t believe Petra Kvitova would win Wimbledon.Not because I didn’t think she had the goods. She's won the title before, but since then the sometimes fragile Czech has been the epitome of inconsistency. She came into Wimbledon having lost in the third round of Roland Garros and first round in Melbourne. Between the Slams, it wasn’t much different.Even after...
Via Down the Line!
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) -- Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades. The Czech left-hander completely outplayed the 20-year-old Canadian -- appearing in her first Grand Slam final -- with her big serve, aggressive returns and flat groundstrokes. Kvitova, the 2011...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

55 Magnificent Minutes

For the casual sports fan — in America but also in other nations — the final weekend of Wimbledon is much like Christmas or Easter Mass for the fallen-away or secularized Catholic. You watch. You go. It’s an event. You might even catch a moment of inspiration and walk out of the cathedral with a new outlook on life. On a gray Saturday afternoon, shortly before rains watered...
Via Bloguin Best
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

55 Magnificent Minutes

For the casual sports fan — in America but also in other nations — the final weekend of Wimbledon is much like Christmas or Easter Mass for the fallen-away or secularized Catholic. You watch. You go. It’s an event. You might even catch a moment of inspiration and walk out of the cathedral with a new outlook on life. On a gray Saturday afternoon, shortly before rains watered...
Via Attacking The Net
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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