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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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4 hours ago  |  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 “I...
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3 days ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova powers into final of Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the final of the inaugural Wuhan Open after overpowering Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 7-5 on Friday. Kvitova broke to go up 6-5 in the second set, but wasted two match points with errors in the next game, and then double-faulted to give Svitolina break point. Svitolina couldn't convert, however, and Kvitova closed...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova, Bouchard qualify for Wuhan Open semis

WUHAN, China (AP) Third-seeded Petra Kvitova swept aside Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday. Also, Eugenie Bouchard overcame Alize Cornet's fight-back in the second set to win 6-3, 7-5. Kvitova held serve throughout the match broke Garcia once in each set to complete the win in 1 hour, 21 minutes. Kvitova would qualify for WTA finals...
Via AP on Fox
5 days 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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August 30, 2014  |  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...
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August 30, 2014  |  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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August 30, 2014  |  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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August 23, 2014  |  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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August 23, 2014  |  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...
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August 23, 2014  |  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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August 22, 2014  |  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...
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August 17, 2014  |  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...
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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

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
July 05, 2014  |  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...
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July 05, 2014  |  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
July 05, 2014  |  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 […]
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July 05, 2014  |  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
July 03, 2014  |  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
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