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French Open Women’s Draw: Previews and Predictions

The draw ceremony for the 2015 French Open took place today in Paris as the top 32 seeds were divided among the 128 player draw. There are no easy draws at a major tournament, and as a result there can be some mouthwatering early round matches to look forward to. So let’s break down the French Open women’s draw, and see who will lift the trophy in two weeks time. First Quarter...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 FRENCH OPEN: Capsules on women to watch

Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: SERENA WILLIAMS Ranked: 1 Age: 33 Country: United States 2015 Match Record: 25-1 2015 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 66 Major Titles: 19 - French Open ('02, `13), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15) Last 5 French Opens: ...
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8 days ago  |  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...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Star-studded women’s semifinal at Madrid Open

I am pretty pleased to announce that half of my quarterfinal picks for the Mutua Madrid Open’s women’s draw were accurate. This is quite the accomplishment, considering the current inconsistent state of the WTA. What’s even more amazing is that three out of four of the top seeds are in the semifinals. Since becoming a Premier Mandatory tournament in 2009, this tournament has...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Madrid Open: Sharapova rolls to third round

MADRID -- Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday. The third-seeded Russian broke Duque-Marino's serve four times while saving three break points on her own serve. Fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic also advanced, beating Coco Vandeweghe of the United States 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Also,...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview of tough Madrid Open women’s draw

Serena Williams hasn’t lost a match this season. Five of the top 10 players – Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic and Angie Radwanska – suffered first round losses in their last tournament. No. 12 Angelique Kerber beat three top 10 players (including former No. 1 Sharapova) en route to her second back-to-back title of 2015. Victoria Azarenka, former...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon prize money increased to 'highest ever in professional tennis'

LONDON -- Prize money is increasing by 7 percent at Wimbledon this year, with 1.88 million pounds ($2.85 million) going to the men's and women's singles champions. The All England Club announced Wednesday that prize money for the grass-court Grand Slam will total 26.75 million pounds ($40.60 million). Organizers say the prize fund will be "the highest ever in professional tennis...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon announces 7 percent increase in prize money

LONDON (AP) Prize money is increasing by 7 percent at Wimbledon this year, with 1.88 million pounds ($2.85 million) going to the men's and women's singles champions. The All England Club announced Wednesday that prize money for the grass-court Grand Slam will total 26.75 million pounds ($40.60 million). Organizers say the prize fund will be ''the highest ever in professional tennis...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wozniacki wins, Kvitova loses in Porsche GP 2nd round

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Madison Brengle of the United States upset third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday. Fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki won 7-6 (5), 6-1 against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic to reach the quarterfinals as well. Brengle served for the match at 5-4 but Kvitova saved three match points to force a...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Czech Republic beats France 3-0 in Fed Cup semis

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles Sunday. In a match of two big-hitting players, fourth-ranked Kvitova beat 29th-ranked Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-4 for an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the semifinals. After failing to serve out the match at...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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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April 08, 2015  |  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...
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April 08, 2015  |  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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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...
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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...
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January 15, 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...
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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...
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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
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