Top-seeded Li Na, playing her first match since she won the Australian Open last month, beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the second round at the Qatar Open on Wednesday.
Third-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic outlasted Venus Williams of the United States 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7) in a match that lasted 2 hours, 32 minutes.
Li raced to a 5-0 lead in the opening...
Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to line up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday.
Williams was broken only once, when she led Martic 4-0.
She has an up and down record so far this season, reaching the final in Auckland and losing in the first round at the Australian Open. Williams has won...
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27 days ago
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...