The Czech Republic will miss its highest-ranked player Petra Kvitova in next month's first round of the Fed Cup against Spain due to an illness.
No. 6-ranked Kvitova says in a statement on the team's Facebook page on Sunday that a virus forced her to pull out of the Feb. 8-9 series on an outdoor clay court in Seville.
Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova was called up as a replacement...
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February 02, 2014
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...
Petra Kvitova outlasted China's Li Na 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 to take the Rogers Cup title Monday.
The 22-year-old Czech earned her first tournament win of the year after taking six titles last year, including Wimbledon.
It was the first of Kvitova's eight career victories to be won in North America.
The match featured two Grand Slam champions from 2011, as Li took the French Open...
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August 13, 2012
Petra Kvitova might be the reigning Wimbledon champion, but that was unlikely to impress Venus Williams, who has won the fabled title on five occasions.
Striking the ball harder -- if that was possible -- and more accurately than her 22-year-old opponent, Venus had the Stadium Court crowd on its feet Friday night as she roared into the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open with...