PETRA KVITOVA NEWS

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
22 days ago  |  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!
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova wins second Wimbledon title

Sixth seeded Petra Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title dominating 13th seeded Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0.  The 24-year old Kvitova was masterful in the match and near perfect running a smooth game from side-to-side while employing a powerful serve onto Bouchard. Kvitova also provided little opportunity for the 2o-year old Bouchard to mount any kind of comeback.  For […]
Via The Majors National
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova Dominates Eugenie Bouchard To Win Second Wimbledon Title

LONDON — Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time. The Czech left-hander completely outplayed the 20-year-old Canadian – playing in her first major final – with her big serve, aggressive returns and flat groundstrokes. Kvitova, the 2011 champion, put on a clinic of power tennis, ripping baseline winners...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova Routs Eugenie Bouchard to win Second Wimbledon Crown

#451725312 / gettyimages.com (July 5, 2014) Sixth seed Petra Kvitova put on a clinic to beat 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in 55 minutes to win her second Wimbledon title. Kvitova, from the Czech Republic, hit 28 winners and won 82% of the points on her first serve to claim the victory. Kvitova was aggressive throughout the match, blasting returns, serving hard and was 9 of...
Via Tennis Panorama
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova asked terrible question at Wimbledon press conference

Petra Kvitova had a day off in between winning her semifinals match at Wimbledon and playing in the finals, so you know what that means: she had to deal with questions from the media. Dealing with the extra press, pressure and attention is part of what makes reaching a finals such a big deal and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouchard to Face 2011 Champ Kvitova for Wimbledon Title

    #451644860 / gettyimages.com   (July 3, 2014) WIMBLEDON – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard will face off against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova for the Wimbledon title on Saturday at the All England Club. Bouchard became Canada’s first Grand Slam finalist by beating French Open runner-up Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2, while No. 6 Kvitova defeated countrywoman and friend No. 23 Lucie Safarova...
Via Tennis Panorama
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hammer Versus Steel

In tennis, the hammer — the weapon that can take the racquet out of an opponent’s hand — is the serve. In the face of a hammer, it is up to the opponent to show enough steel to get serves back and create attritional baseline tennis with extended rallies that wear down the quick-strike artist. This is the clear contrast, the clash of colors which will visit the green lawn of...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WIMBLEDON: Djokovic injury scare, Li upset, Kvitova hangs tough, and a proposal for Sharapova

Novak Djokovic had a scare today during his third round match against Gilles Simon. The top seed was running to his forehand side when he lunged for a ball, fell on his left side, and clutched his shoulder in apparent agony. He took a medical time out and then continued to play, eventually winning the match 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. In his presser, Nole said he had an ultrasound done and there’s...
Via Down the Line!
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis From The Goddesses

Look at the photo of Petra Kvitova. Notice the background of shade, contrasting with the ribbon of golden light on the top of Kvitova’s head. That’s the kind of camera shot that can be found at Centre Court Wimbledon during the five o’clock hour on a sunny summer afternoon. During that particular part of a late-June or early-July day at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet...
Via Bloguin Best
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis From The Goddesses

Look at the photo of Petra Kvitova. Notice the background of shade, contrasting with the ribbon of golden light on the top of Kvitova’s head. That’s the kind of camera shot that can be found at Centre Court Wimbledon during the five o’clock hour on a sunny summer afternoon. During that particular part of a late-June or early-July day at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet...
Via Attacking The Net
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

In a Battle of Past Champions, Venus Willams Loses to Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon

  #451333198 / gettyimages.com (June 27, 2014) WIMBLEDON – 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat five-time champion Venus Williams for the fourth time in five matches moving into the round of 16 with a 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 victory on Friday on Centre Court. The 34-year-old Williams dismissed any talk of retirement in the near future. “People have been trying to retire me since...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis – Madrid Open Results and Schedule

MUTUA MADRID OPEN Madrid, Spain May 3-11, 2014 Clay/Outdoors   Results – Friday, May 9, 2014 WTA Singles – Quarterfinals (5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (1) Serena Williams (USA) w/o (left thigh injury) (8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (2) Li Na (CHN) 26 76(5) 63 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 64 46 64 (4) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 62 62...
Via Tennis Panorama
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova and Radek Stepanek Split Up

According to Czech news sources, Petra Kvitova and Radek Stepanek are a couple no more. Tyden news website has quoted a representative of both players as saying, "I can confirm that a partnership Radek Stepanek and Petra Kvitova ended." Nova Sport quoted Petra Kvitova explaining that the tennis commitments that brought them together eventually split them up. "To...
Via Onthegotennis
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Qatar Open: Li Na wins first match since Aussie Open triumph

Top-seeded Li Na, playing her first match since she won the Australian Open last month, beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the second round at the Qatar Open on Wednesday. Third-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic outlasted Venus Williams of the United States 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7) in a match that lasted 2 hours, 32 minutes. Li raced to a 5-0 lead in the opening...
Via Fox Sports
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus easily wins opener at Qatar, will face Kvitova next

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 final in Auckland and losing in the first round at the Australian Open. Williams has won...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Czechs' top player Kvitova to miss Fed Cup vs Spain

The Czech Republic will miss its highest-ranked player Petra Kvitova in next month's first round of the Fed Cup against Spain due to an illness. No. 6-ranked Kvitova says in a statement on the team's Facebook page on Sunday that a virus forced her to pull out of the Feb. 8-9 series on an outdoor clay court in Seville. Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova was called up as a replacement...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Czech Republic names Kvitova, Safarova to Fed Cup squad

The Czech Republic has named its 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 was upset in the first round of the Australian Open by Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum while Safarova...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova loses to Thai player Kumkhum

APNewsNow. With AP Photos. 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 broke back to make it 5-4, but then dropped...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pironkova Stuns Kvitova in Sydney

Petra Kvitova By Dave Gertler (January 9, 2014) World No. 107 Tsvetana Pironkova will be the first women’s qualifier to reach the finals of the Apia International after taking out the No.2 seed Czech Petra Kvitova in straight sets on Ken Rosewall Arena on Thursday. It will also be her first appearance at a WTA level final. In order to get there, she has had to play seven days in...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Qualifier ranked 108th knocks off Kvitova to reach Sydney final

Second-seeded Petra Kvitova suffered an upset 6-4, 6-3 loss to Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in the semifinals 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. ''First time into a WTA final -- it's an amazing...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova Earns 300th win on WTA Tour

By Dave Gertler (January 8, 2014) SYDNEY – Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has reached a landmark 300th career WTA match wins, with a victory over Lucie Safarova at the Apia International, Sydney. The all-Czech, all-lefthander quarterfinal was the first match on Ken Rosewall Arena on Wednesday, Kvitova surviving as the top remaining seed after Agnieszka Radwanska lost yesterday...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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