PETRA KVITOVA NEWS

Kvitova to play Fed Cup semis for Czech Republic

PRAGUE -- Petra Kvitova has returned from a month's break to play for defending champion Czech Republic in next week's Fed Cup semifinals against France. The fourth-ranked Kvitova skipped the Miami Open and the BNP Paribas Open tournaments in Indian Wells to take a rest. With Kvitova on the team, the Czechs claimed their third Fed Cup title in four years in November by beating Germany...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova to play Fed Cup semis for Czechs against France

PRAGUE (AP) Petra Kvitova has returned from a month's break to play for defending champion Czech Republic in next week's Fed Cup semifinals against France. The fourth-ranked Kvitova skipped the Miami Open and the BNP Paribas Open tournaments in Indian Wells to take a rest. With Kvitova on the team, the Czechs claimed their third Fed Cup title in four years in November by beating...
Via AP on Fox
9 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  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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January 20, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  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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January 08, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  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

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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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

Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki gal pal around before WTA Finals

Tennis star Serena Williams and gal pal Caroline Wozniacki stepped out together in Singapore before the WTA Finals begin on Monday. They attended the draw ceremony together. Williams enters the tournament seeded No. 1. Wozniacki is the No. 8 seed.  Williams posted a shot of the two of them on Instagram. The photo called attention to Williams’ revealing yellow dress. The caption...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova will lead Czech Republic team against Germany in Fed Cup

PRAGUE -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Sharapova beats Kvitova to win China Open

BEIJING (AP) Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to win the China Open on Sunday and return to No. 2 in the rankings. The fourth-seeded Sharapova won her fourth title of the year and first since capturing her fifth Grand Slam title at the French Open in June. With the win, she'll jump over Simona Halep and Kvitova to the No. 2 spot in the rankings, behind Serena...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Halep, Kvitova through to China Open quarters

BEIJING (AP) Romania's Simona Halep survived a topsy-turvy match against Andrea Petkovic featuring 17 breaks of serve, beating the German 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (1) to advance to the China Open quarterfinals on Thursday. The second-seeded Halep was broken as she served for the match at 5-3 in the third set, but took the tiebreaker comfortably to close out the win. Two-time Wimbledon...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

China Open: Venus Williams pulls out with viral illness

  Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set. Kvitova then went on to win her second title at the All England Club....
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

V. Williams out of China Open with viral illness

BEIJING (AP) Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set. Kvitova then went on to win her second title at the All England...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova, V. Williams rematch set at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. Kvitova was two points from defeat in that match, but came back to beat Williams 5-7, 7-6 (2), 7-5 and ride that momentum all the way to her second Wimbledon title. The third-seeded Czech player set up another clash with a...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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