Posted August 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
Petra Kvitova clinched the U.S. Open Series title with a victory over Lucie Safarova in the quarterfinals of the New Haven Open. The fifth-ranked Kvitova had little trouble with her friend and countrywoman, winning 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday. In the semifinals Friday, she will play the winner of the late match between Marion Bartoli and Sara Errani. Four-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki will play Maria Kirilenko in the other semifinal. Wozniacki overcame a knee injury to beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1, and Kirilenko beat qualifier Olga Govortsova 6-1, 6-2. The series win makes Kvitova eligible for a bonus of up to $1 million depending on her placement in next week's U.S. Open.

Kvitova defeats Gibbs in New Haven

  By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open – Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Summary of Wednesday evening second round action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:   Second Round: (2) Petra Kvitova def. Nicole Gibbs, 6-2, 6-4   The tale of the tape in this match looked like a blowout: world No. 5 Kvitova against No. 312 Gibbs. But while the final result was never really in doubt...

Kvitova wins second title in 3 weeks

Petra Kvitova beat Maria Kirilenko 7-6 (9), 7-5 on Saturday to win the New Haven Open, the Czech star's second WTA tournament title in three weeks. The second-seeded Kvitova trailed 5-2 in the second set, before reeling off five consecutive games for the victory that avenged a loss to the Russian in the Olympic quarterfinals. The fifth-ranked player in the world improved to...

Kvitova Holds On To Take Her First New Haven Open Championship

By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open at Yale– Saturday, August 25, 2012 Summary of Saturday’s Finals at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven: Final: (2) Petra Kvitova def. (7) Maria Kirilenko, 7-6 (9), 7-5   The New Haven fans got their money’s worth in the final, as Petra Kvitova snuck past Maria Kirilenko in a closely contested match.  With both players holding set points...

Wozniacki’s Streak Snapped, Kvitova Serves Her Way to Final

By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open at Yale– Friday, August 24, 2012 Summary of Friday semifinal action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:   Semifinal: (7) Maria Kirilenko def. (3) Caroline Wozniacki, 7-5, ret.   The Caroline Wozniacki winning streak at the New Haven Open ended Friday, through a combination of Maria Kirilenko and an injury to her right knee.  Wozniacki...
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