(October 25, 2013) Serena Williams will face off against Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul on Saturday while Li Na will play Petra Kvitova.
No. 4 seed Li Na earned her semifinal berth with a 6-2, 6-1 win on Friday over Victoria Azarenka who was suffering from a back injury. Li won the White Group with a perfect 3-0 record.
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Li Na advanced to her first WTA Championships final by sweeping past 2011 winner Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday.
By reaching the final against either Serena Williams or Jelena Jankovic, Li made sure of rising to a career-high No. 3 ranking, a jump of two places.
Li is unbeaten in four matches in the tournament, after failing to advance from the group stage in the previous two...
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October 25, 2013
(October 24, 2013) Serena Williams completed round-robin play at the WTA Championships in Istanbul with a perfect 3-0 record in the Red Group without dropping a set as she defeated Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday in 72 minutes. She improved her record against the Czech to 5-0.
Williams dominated Kvitova in every way. Williams hit 27 winners, hit 11 aces, fought off all four...
Top-ranked titleholder Serena Williams will face former winner Petra Kvitova in her group at the WTA Championships, which start Tuesday in Istanbul.
Sunday's draw for the event that brings together the top eight players in the world also put Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber in Williams' Red Group.
Second-ranked Victoria Azarenka heads the White Group, which also...
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October 20, 2013
Sponsor of the WTA, Oriflame hooked-up with pro tennis star Petra Kvitova for a brief cosmetics tutorial for women on how to cut their makeup routine in half. I know nothing about make-up at all! but thought this post would be helpful for my female audience, enjoy.
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(October 7, 2013) – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced that Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova, Italy’s Sara Errani and Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic have qualified for this year’s TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, to be held at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 22-27, 2013. Kvitova, Errani and Jankovic join a singles line-up […]
Li Na reached the quarterfinals of the China Open by edging Sabine Lisicki 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday.
In men's play, American John Isner defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4, and Fabio Fognini of Italy routed Lleyton Hewitt 6-0, 6-2.
Li broke Lisicki twice in each set, overcoming seven double-faults and holding off six of eight break chances. Fifth-ranked Li...
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October 02, 2013
Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 to win the Pan Pacific Open title on Saturday.
The seventh-seeded Kvitova hit a crosscourt forehand to the corner to close out the match in 1 hour, 39 minutes.
After failing to win a game in the second set, Kvitova recovered to take a 4-0 lead in the final set. Kerber then...
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September 27, 2013
Petra Kvitova rallied to defeat Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday.
Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semifinal.
Kerber leads the head to head series 2-1, with all of the matches being played last year.
The seventh-seeded Kvitova won when Williams' return...
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September 26, 2013
We started hearing the rumors in June that Radek Stepanek (who was seeking a divorce from his wife Nicole Vaidisova at the time) had begun dating Wimbledon champion and fellow Czeck Petra Kvitova, but until now, it seemed like they were just that...rumors.
It’s been an exciting day at the US Open. Some seeds got flushed away, while others were pushed to the limits before finding themselves in the fourth round of the last Grand Slam of the season. The match was over in just 51 minutes and Kirilenko was destroyed 6-1 6-0.
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(August 31, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – American wild card, Pittsburgh native Alison Riske demolished 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-0 to reach the round of 16 at a major for the first time. The world No. 81 Riske, who is 23, won the last eight games against […]
American wild card Alison Riske routed 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to extend her sensational summer and reach a Grand Slam round of 16 for the first time.
The 81st-ranked Riske won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday, taking the last eight games against the seventh-seeded Czech. She was 0-5 at major tournaments before Wimbledon this year but is 5-1 since.
The 23-year-old Pittsburgh...
Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are through to a highly anticipated matchup in the round of 16 at the U.S. Open, where they're joined by a less expected American, Alison Riske.
Maybe's Riske's run isn't that much of a surprise considering her recent surge. The 23-year-old Pittsburgh native came into the summer having never accomplished any of these feats: winning...
Seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova needed nearly two hours to win her first match at the Grand Slam tournament that has always bedeviled her.
The 2011 Wimbledon champ beat 92nd-ranked Misaki Doi of Japan 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday at the U.S. Open. Kvitova has reached at least the semifinals at the other three major events. She has never made it past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows...
Seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova was pushed to a third set before advancing to the second round of the U.S. Open.
The 2011 Wimbledon champ beat Misaki Doi of Japan 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Tuesday in a rare matchup of two lefties. Kvitova had 29 winners but the same number of unforced errors on a windy day.
The 92nd-ranked Doi fell to 0-4 against top-10 opponents.
Kvitova has reached at least...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Simona Halep upset defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday to win the New Haven Open, the final WTA tuneup for next week’s U.S. Open.
The 21-year-old Romanian broke the 2011 Wimbledon champion in four consecutive service games. The first break gave her a 3-2 lead in the first set. The fourth put her up 3-0 in...
Simona Halep upset defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to win the New Haven Open, the final WTA tuneup for next week's U.S. Open.
The 21-year-old Halep broke the 2011 Wimbledon champion on four consecutive service games. The first break gave her a 3-2 lead in the first set. The fourth put her up 3-0 in the second as she took complete control of the match.
Defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat countrywoman Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-1 on Friday to return to the finals of the New Haven Open.
Kvitova, who had fought through three, three-set matches en route to the semifinals, dominated her friend in a meeting that lasted only 50 minutes.
''I played my game, finally today,'' she said. ''I played...
By Jack Cunniff (August 22, 2013) NEW HAVEN – The previous two New Haven Open champions, Caroline Wozniacki (2008-2011) and Petra Kvitova (2012) continued on course for a potential final round clash, each earning quarterfinal victories today. But the similarities ended there. Kvitova once again battled through a three set match, her third here at […]
Defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic advanced to the semifinals of the New Haven Open, beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday.
Romania's Simona Halep also advanced, topping Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 7-6 (6).
It was the third three-set match of the tournament for Kvitova, who leads the WTA Tour with 29 this season...
Defending champion Petra Kvitova held on for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win Tuesday over Annika Beck in the first round of the New Haven Open.
The third-seeded Kvitova dropped the first set, but earned a key service break in the eighth game of the second. She held on for the win, breaking serve again on the final game of the match.
Beck wasn't in the tournament until Poland's Urszula...
Wild-card entrant Virginie Razzano stunned third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 7-6 (8) on Friday in the Southern California Open quarterfinals.
Razzano, ranked No. 131 in the world, squandered four match points and had to stave off two match points from Kvitova in the third-set tiebreaker before Kvitova double-faulted to end the match at 3 hours, 35 minutes.
Carla Suarez Navarro used a strong return game for a 6-4, 6-3 win over Sachie Ishizu in the first round of the Southern California Open on Tuesday.
The eighth-seeded Spaniard took advantage of Ishizu's serve by breaking her on both opportunities in the first set, then breaking her serve four more times in the second to advance.
Suarez Navarro, the only seeded player in action...
Kirsten Flipkens put on a clinical performance to upset former champion Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and reach the Wimbledon semifinals on Tuesday.
Featuring in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, the bespectacled Flipkens played with real determination and made only five unforced errors. She fell face-first on the court and kissed the grass after closing out the match with an ace...
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July 02, 2013