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Connecticut Open: Petra Kvitova wins second straight New Haven final

  Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Republic final. It's the third time Kvitova has won the tournament, putting her one behind Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki for the tournament record. Kvitova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in the 2013 final. After...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova wins 2nd straight New Haven final

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Republic final. It's the third time Kvitova has won the tournament, putting her one behind Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki for the tournament record. Kvitova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucie Safarova advances to Connecticut Open final

  Fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic held off lucky-loser Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) on Friday in the Connecticut Open semifinals. Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova, also from the Czech Republic, faced third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second semifinal. ''It's going to be a tough finals match, which it should be,'' Safarova...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

US OPEN 2015: Women who beat Williams say belief important

So here's the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open's main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams? A solid return helps, of course. As can the occasional free point off a big serve. And an ability to hang in there at the baseline on extended groundstroke exchanges. Still, women who have managed to pick up rare victories over Williams pointed not to any...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champion Kvitova reaches New Haven quarterfinals

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova rallied to beat Madison Keys 4-6 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday night in the third round of the Connecticut Open. "The conditions (without the humidity) were perfect for me, for sure," said Kvitova, who revealed several weeks ago that she has mononucleosis. "I felt good and I didn't really have any troubles." The Czech player...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Lifts Wimbledon Women’s Final; Men’s Final Rematch Flat

Ratings and viewership increased substantially for Serena Williams‘ fourth straight major title. The Serena Williams/Garbine Muguruza Wimbledon women’s final drew a 1.7 final rating and 2.4 million viewers on ESPN Saturday afternoon, up 89% in ratings and 84% in viewership from Petra Kvitova/Eugenie Bouchard last year (0.9, 1.3M) and up 31% and 30%, respectively, from [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The WTA At Wimbledon

The latest edition of Wimbledon provided plenty of off-court controversies and sideshows, but Attacking The Net wants to keep the focus on the court. What were the most important developments of the past fortnight in suburban London for the members of the WTA Tour? Let’s take a look: * 5 – THE ART OF THE ESCAPE This Wimbledon tournament — both genders — featured a very striking...
Via Bloguin Best
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The WTA At Wimbledon

The latest edition of Wimbledon provided plenty of off-court controversies and sideshows, but Attacking The Net wants to keep the focus on the court. What were the most important developments of the past fortnight in suburban London for the members of the WTA Tour? Let’s take a look: * 5 – THE ART OF THE ESCAPE This Wimbledon tournament — both genders — featured a very striking...
Via Attacking The Net
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Finals Score Increases in Overnight Ratings

Aided by a trio of stars, the Wimbledon finals scored stronger numbers on ESPN. The Serena Williams/Garbiñe Muguruza Wimbledon women’s final earned a 2.2 overnight rating on ESPN Saturday morning, up 83% from the comparable time period last year, which featured the Petra Kvitova/Eugenie Bouchard final (1.2). The last time Williams played in the women’s [...]
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015 And A Timeless Sports Lesson

A timeless lesson is something which exists in any point of human history. However, when talking about tennis or baseball or a few other sports, the idea of “timelessness” is more specific, since those sports aren’t played against the backdrop of a clock. Baseball players and solo-sport athletes — and any other athletes in sports not governed by clocks — do not have to...
Via Attacking The Net
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015 And A Timeless Sports Lesson

A timeless lesson is something which exists in any point of human history. However, when talking about tennis or baseball or a few other sports, the idea of “timelessness” is more specific, since those sports aren’t played against the backdrop of a clock. Baseball players and solo-sport athletes — and any other athletes in sports not governed by clocks — do not have to...
Via Bloguin Best
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

'Unbelievable': Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

LONDON (AP) - About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. ''I cannot stop smiling. ... I was very brave at the end. You know, here I am,'' she said through a giggle. ''Unbelievable.'' Jankovic kept using that word - ''unbelievable'' - as...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova Loses: Affirmations And Transformations Coexist At Wimbledon

Twice in a span of 24 hours at Wimbledon, the same basic drama unfolded… and cut in different directions. On Friday, Serena Williams — one of the two players expected to make the women’s final — found herself at 4-4 in the third set on Centre Court. She lost serve at 4-4 and watched Heather Watson serve for the match, but Serena was able to rescue herself and win, 7-5. She...
Via Attacking The Net
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova Loses: Affirmations And Transformations Coexist At Wimbledon

Twice in a span of 24 hours at Wimbledon, the same basic drama unfolded… and cut in different directions. On Friday, Serena Williams — one of the two players expected to make the women’s final — found herself at 4-4 in the third set on Centre Court. She lost serve at 4-4 and watched Heather Watson serve for the match, but Serena was able to rescue herself and win, 7-5. She...
Via Bloguin Best
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champions advance with ease

LONDON (AP) - It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club. Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova and former men's winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all won their first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday in straight sets. The big names imposed themselves on Day 2 of the grass-court Grand Slam as London basked in warm, sunny conditions....
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Two-time champ Kvitova rolls in Wimbledon opening match

LONDON -- Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion. Winning 28 of 29 points on serve, the two-time champion needed only 35 minutes to overpower Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0 in Tuesday's opening match on Centre Court. The only point Kvitova lost on serve came when she double-faulted on the first point of the...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion. Winning 28 of 29 points on serve, the two-time champion needed only 35 minutes to overpower Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0 in Tuesday's opening match on Centre Court. The only point Kvitova lost on serve came when she double-faulted on the first point of the...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Women’s Draw Analysis

The women’s draw for Wimbledon was announced Friday morning. Here it is: And here is the full women's draw for #Wimbledon. Let the games begin!! (In three days) pic.twitter.com/g3Uel4HfCO — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 The first thing which stands out about the women’s draw is that the bottom half is a vast green field (word choice intentional, since this...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Women’s Draw Analysis

The women’s draw for Wimbledon was announced Friday morning. Here it is: And here is the full women's draw for #Wimbledon. Let the games begin!! (In three days) pic.twitter.com/g3Uel4HfCO — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 The first thing which stands out about the women’s draw is that the bottom half is a vast green field (word choice intentional, since this...
Via Bloguin Best
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Pre-Draw Preview: Kvitova Stands At The Center

The month of July honors America’s independence from Great Britain, and this July, American dreams of calendar Grand Slam glory will either reach a crescendo or die a fiery death across the pond. Later in July, Jordan Spieth will head to the British Open trying to do the unthinkable. He’ll attempt to capture the third leg of golf’s calendar Slam and create over-the-top excitement...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Pre-Draw Preview: Kvitova Stands At The Center

The month of July honors America’s independence from Great Britain, and this July, American dreams of calendar Grand Slam glory will either reach a crescendo or die a fiery death across the pond. Later in July, Jordan Spieth will head to the British Open trying to do the unthinkable. He’ll attempt to capture the third leg of golf’s calendar Slam and create over-the-top excitement...
Via Bloguin Best
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuznetsova, Cibulkova win at Eastbourne; Kvitova pulls out

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former grand-slam finalists Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament on Monday, while top-seeded Petra Kvitova withdrew through illness a week before starting her title defense at Wimbledon. Kuznetsova, who has won the French Open and U.S. Open, converted all four of her break points...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne due to illness

EASTBOURNE, England -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament because of illness. The decision was announced Monday. The top-seeded Czech had received a bye into the second round. It's unclear whether Kvitova will be fit to defend her title at Wimbledon, which opens next Monday. She hasn't played since losing in the fourth round at...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova out of Eastbourne through illness

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament because of illness. The decision was announced Monday. The top-seeded Czech had received a bye into the second round. It's unclear whether Kvitova will be fit to defend her title at Wimbledon, which opens next Monday. She hasn't played since losing in the fourth round...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Madrid WTA Review: Opposite Days, Exceptionalism, and Azarenka

The 2015 Mutua Madrid Open — like the ones before it — is a point of intrigue and fascination, because this tournament has an inconsistent relationship with Roland Garros, the crown jewel of the clay-court season each year. On one hand, Madrid’s higher elevation lends itself to a more aggressive style, one in which quality ballstrikers can do some damage. With the sole exception...
Via Bloguin Best
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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