PETRA KVITOVA NEWS

Bouchard through to quarterfinals at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Eugenie Bouchard moved into the quarterfinals of another Grand Slam with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu at the Australian Open on Sunday. In a match of changing momentum, the Canadian won nine of the first 10 games, leading by a set and 3-0, before Begu won seven of the next nine. Bouchard lost the second set when she double-faulted on set...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys upsets Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova it out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-4, 7-5 by 19-year-old American Madison Keys. At 5-5 in the final set, Keys, coached by three-time Grand Slam singles champion Lindsay Davenport, got the pivotal break of serve. She held in the next game, screaming with delight when Kvitova netted a backhand on match point. Keys will...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouchard calls Australian Open presenter's request to 'twirl' on court 'unexpected'

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Eugenie Bouchard's jaw dropped a little and her eyes went wide when the male presenter conducting her on-court interview at the Australian Open made an unusual request: ''Can you give us a twirl?'' ''A twirl?'' the 20-year-old Canadian asked. ''A twirl, like a pirouette, here you go,'' coaxed her white-haired interviewer on Margaret Court Arena, urging the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouchard calls request for on-court twirl 'unexpected'

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Eugenie Bouchard's jaw dropped a little and her eyes went wide when the male presenter conducting her on-court interview at the Australian Open made an unusual request: ''Can you give us a twirl?'' ''A twirl?'' the 20-year-old Canadian asked. ''A twirl, like a pirouette, here you go,'' coaxed her white-haired interviewer on Margaret Court Arena, urging...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova wins 1st-rounder at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is through to the second round of the Australian Open after a 6-1, 6-4 win over Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands in 63 minutes on Tuesday. Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title last year, beating Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the final, to remain the only player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam title. The Czech lefthander...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes and Quotes from the 2015 Australian Open Pre-Tournament News Conferences

(January 17, 2015) Ana Ivanovic, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Sam Stosur, Serena Williams, Grigor Dimitrov, Simona Halep, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt and Petra Kvitova met the media on Saturday for Australian Open pre-tournament interviews at Melbourne Park. A few “notes and quotes” from the Saturday media conferences:   Ana Ivanovic Mentality coming into the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova wins all-Czech Sydney Final

  By Dave Gertler (January 16, 2015) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Czech world No. 4 Petra Kvitova has defeated emerging world No.22 Karolina Pliskova in the first all-Czech final at the Apia International on Friday night. It was the first time Kvitova had appeared in a final in Sydney, having lost to the eventual winner Tsvetana Pironkova in the semi-final last year, which was her fourth...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova wins Sydney International title over fellow Czech Pliskova

  Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat her Czech Fed Cup teammate Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) to win the Sydney International women's singles title Friday. In the men's semifinals, Viktor Troicki of Serbia and Mikhail Kukushkin advanced to Sunday's final. Troicki beat Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-4 and Kukushkin defeated Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-4, 6-4. Earlier, Alexandr Dolgopolov...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Singles Draws made at the 2015 Australian Open

.@stanwawrinka “When you have the trophy it’s always a great picture.” #ausopen pic.twitter.com/fvyLI91zL4 — Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) January 15, 2015 (January 15, 2015) 2014 champions Li Na and Stan Wawrinka were on hand for the 2015 Australian Open draw was at Melbourne Park on Friday morning in Australia. Li Na retired from tennis last year with a knee injury...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Potro loses in quarterfinals at Sydney International

SYDNEY (AP) Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro was beaten in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International on Thursday, losing 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to Kazakhstan qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin. Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion returning from an 11-month injury layoff, needed a wild-card entry to get into the main draw because his world ranking had dropped to 338. ''I got lucky...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sydney International: Del Potro upset; Kvitova reaches final

SYDNEY -- Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro was beaten in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International on Thursday, losing 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to Kazakhstan qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin. Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion returning from an 11-month injury layoff, needed a wild-card entry to get into the main draw because his world ranking had dropped to 338. "I got lucky...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova weighs in on Czech Hopes at the Apia International

View image | gettyimages.com By Dave Gertler (January 11, 2015) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – After rain prevented play for most of Sunday at the Apia International, Monday’s schedule will feature even more high-profile WTA matchups than previously planned. First up on Ken Rosewall Arena, home favorite Sam Stosur will take on Czech world No.15 Lucie Safarova. Stosur will need all...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Top seed Halep, Bacsinszky into Shenzhen Open final

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Simona Halep of Romania lived up to her No. 1 seeding and defeated Zheng Saisai of China 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Shenzhen Open final on Friday. Halep will face eighth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky after the Swiss player ousted two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-4 in their first meeting. Halep earned five service breaks against Zheng, the latest Chinese...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 WTA Tour: Serena or the field?

On the women’s side of the draw, events were typically difficult to predict as the season drew to a close. Provoked by a rash of injuries and withdrawals, only one woman claimed more than a single title (Karolina Pliskova), and only two women (the aforementioned Pliskova and Petra Kvitova) made more than one final. Serena Williams had some injury trouble but returned to capture...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep reaches Shenzhen Open semifinals

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep eased into the semifinals of Shenzhen Open with a convincing 6-3, 6-3 victory over qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia on Thursday. The third-ranked Romanian wrapped up the win in 1 hour, 2 minutes and will next play China's Zheng Saisai. Saisai was the only unseeded player to book a semifinal berth with a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 win against...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova beats Jovanovski in 2nd round of Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Second-seeded Petra Kvitova had six aces in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Bojana Jovanovski on Tuesday in the second round of Shenzhen Open. The Czech broke Jovanovski twice in the first set before saving three break points in the second. Also, Zheng Saisai of China defeated Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, and fourth-seeded Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan beat...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Czechs sweep Fed Cup final against Germany 3-0

PRAGUE (AP) The Czech Republic claimed its third Fed Cup title in four years after Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova had to fight hard to overcome Angelique Kerber of Germany in the opening reverse singles match on Sunday. In a matchup of two top 10 players, Kvitova prevailed 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to give the Czechs an unassailable 3-0 lead on the indoor hard court at Prague's O2 Arena...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup Day 1 – Final Results

FED CUP BY BNP PARIBAS FINAL   Czech Republic leads Germany 2-0 Venue: O2 Arena, Prague, CZE (hard – indoors)   Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 62 64 Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Angelique Kerber (GER) 64 64 Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Angelique Kerber (GER) Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Andrea Petkovic (GER) Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka v Julia Goerges/Sabine Lisicki (GER)  
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Czech Republic takes early lead over Germany in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova cruised past Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-4 to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Petkovic double-faulted to hand Kvitova a match point in the final game and the fourth-ranked Czech converted it when the German sent a forehand too long. Kvitova improved to 22-6 in the Fed Cup singles and leveled her...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Czech Republic leads Germany 1-0 in final

PRAGUE (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova cruised past Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-4 to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Petkovic double-faulted to hand Kvitova a match point at in the final game and the fourth-ranked Czech converted it when the German sent a forehand too long. After losing the first set, the 14th-ranked Petkovic broke...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova to open Fed Cup final against Petkovic

PRAGUE (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will open the Fed Cup final for the Czech Republic against Andrea Petkovic of Germany. Fourth-ranked Kvitova is 3-4 against the 14th-ranked Petkovic. They met in the Fed Cup in 2010, when Kvitova won at home in Brno. Lucie Safarova will play Germany No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the second singles on the indoor hard court at O2 Arena on Saturday...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova eyes one more trophy in 2014

PRAGUE -- Tasked with leading the Czech Republic to victory in another home Fed Cup final this weekend, Petra Kvitova said the considerable pressure from compatriots is much less than what she puts on herself. The Czechs go after their third title in four years, with Germany on the other side of the indoor hard court at O2 Arena. The ''beautiful memories'' of titles in 2011 and 2012...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Kvitova eyes one more trophy in 2014

PRAGUE (AP) Tasked with leading the Czech Republic to victory in another home Fed Cup final this weekend, Petra Kvitova says the considerable pressure from compatriots is much less than what she puts on herself. The Czechs go after their third title in four years, with Germany on the other side of the indoor hard court at O2 Arena. The ''beautiful memories'' of victories in 2011...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

  Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic in next week's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, a 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, made the squad for the first time. Pliskova won the Generali Ladies last month for her second WTA title this year and is a career-high 24th in the rankings. Lucie Safarova...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic in next week's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, a 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, made the squad for the first time. Pliskova won the Generali Ladies last month for her second WTA title this year and is a career-high 24th in the rankings...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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