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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 bounces back to best at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown. Following the worst beating of her professional career on Wednesday, when she won only two games against Simona Halep, it took hours of cajoling and encouragement from coach Patrick Mouratoglou...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WTA Finals race to the semifinals heats up; Halep first through

#457700842 / gettyimages.com By Stephanie Neppl (October 23, 2014) SINGAPORE – With three round robin singles matches on tap for Thursday, it was a full-day of at action at the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore. [6] Agniezska Radwanska (Poland) vs [8] Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) Wozniacki battled her good friend Radwanska and ended on the good side of a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 match...
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October 23, 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...
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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...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova win sets up Third Round Clash with Venus Williams in Beijing

  By Abigail Hinto (October 1, 2014) BEIJING, CHINA – A confident and in-form Petra Kvitova raced to an easy 6-4, 6-2 victory on Wednesday at the China Open over China’s new No. 1 player Peng Shuai.   Following her title run in Wuhan the last week, the third seed Kvitova acknowledges she’s more confident now after suffering an early...
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October 01, 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

Li Na Says Goodbye

Li Na said goodbye to professional tennis at the China Open on Tuesday surrounded by fans and peers.  There were many tears during the ceremony, none more so than when Petra Kvitova spoke about her close friend. ''The most important thing I want to say tonight is thank you for being our opponent, thank you for being our inspiration, and thank you for being our friend,'' Kvitova...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Chinese tennis star Li Na received a tearful send-off on center court at the China Open on Tuesday, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from home fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. Wearing a black pantsuit and her hair pulled back in a low bun, Li fought back tears as Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova thanked her for being an inspiration...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova Wins Wuhan Open and Qualifies for WTA Year End Championships

(September 27, 2014) In a rematch of the Wimbledon final staged in July, Petra Kvitova defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-4 to claim the inaugural Wuhan Open in China on Saturday. With the win, the third seeded Czech player has qualified for the season-ending WTA finals in Singapore, along with Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova. #456185002 / gettyimages.com ...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova tops Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) Petra Kvitova backed up her lopsided win over Eugenie Bouchard at Wimbledon with another emphatic victory over the Canadian to capture the inaugural Wuhan Open title on Saturday. The third-seeded Czech player saved seven of eight break points she faced in the second set to close out a 6-3, 6-4 win over the sixth-seeded Bouchard in scorching conditions that lived...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

In Wimbledon rematch, Kvitova beats Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China -- Petra Kvitova held off an injured Eugenie Bouchard to win the inaugural Wuhan Open title 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in a rematch of the most lopsided Wimbledon final in two decades. The Czech player dropped just three games in a 55-minute victory at the All England Club, but was made to work for her third title of the year in Wuhan. Kvitova broke early in the second set...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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