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Petra Kvitova in action. (Australian Open/Twitter)

Cirstea sends Kvitova crashing out of Australian Open

Reuters | , Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:09 AM IST
  • Kvitova jumped out to a 2-0 lead but could not keep a lid on her errors.
Photo of Venus Williams(Twitter)
Photo of Venus Williams(Twitter)

Venus crushes Rus to set up Kvitova showdown in Yarra Valley Classic

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 02:36 PM IST
The 40-year-old American broke serve twice in each set to canter to a 6-1 6-3 victory in a little over an hour and set up a date with fourth seed Petra Kvitova in the next round.
USA’s Sofia Kenin in action.(Getty Images)
USA’s Sofia Kenin in action.(Getty Images)

French Open: Sofia Kenin finally romancing clay

Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:48 AM IST
Since 2017, when she became a top-200 player in the world, till the start of the French Open, Kenin has a 6-13 win-loss record in WTA tournaments played on clay, with eight opening-round defeats in 11 WTA clay court tournaments over the last three years.
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 8, 2020 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. waves as she celebrates winning her semi final match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 8, 2020 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. waves as she celebrates winning her semi final match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova(REUTERS)

Solid Kenin beats Kvitova to reach final in Paris

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The Australian Open champion, who will face Polish teenager Iga Zwiatek on Saturday, was the most aggressive player throughout the match on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 7, 2020 Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates winning her quarter final match against Germany's Laura Siegemund REUTERS/Charles Platiau(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 7, 2020 Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates winning her quarter final match against Germany's Laura Siegemund REUTERS/Charles Platiau(REUTERS)

Kvitova powers past Siegemund to make French Open semis

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The 30-year-old, a two-times champion at Wimbledon, reached the last four stage on the claycourts at Roland Garros for the second time since 2012 and was yet to lose a set at this year’s tournament in Paris.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against China's Zhang Shuai in two sets 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(AP)
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against China's Zhang Shuai in two sets 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(AP)

Petra Kvitova reaches 1st French Open QF since 2012

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Kvitova sat waiting wrapped in a pink coat to combat the chilly conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier. She then did some leg exercises to keep warm. The
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 3, 2020 Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates during her third round match against Canada's Leylah Fernandez(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 3, 2020 Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates during her third round match against Canada's Leylah Fernandez(REUTERS)

Kvitova survives stern test against teenager Fernandez

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Kvitova was caught cold on a clammy Court Suzanne Lenglen as she trailed 5-1 in the opening set against last year’s French Open junior champion who played beautifully early on.
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Kristie Ahn of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Kristie Ahn of the U.S.(REUTERS)

‘A runaway train’: Serena Williams wins opener in Paris

Paris | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The sixth-seeded Williams served for the match at 40-0 but Ahn saved three match points. An ace gave her a fourth opportunity to win but she hit a shot into the net.
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova plays a forehand return to France's Oceane Dodin during their women's singles first round tennis match at the Philippe Chatrier court on Day 2 of The Roland Garros 2020 French Open tennis tournament in Paris.(AFP)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova plays a forehand return to France's Oceane Dodin during their women's singles first round tennis match at the Philippe Chatrier court on Day 2 of The Roland Garros 2020 French Open tennis tournament in Paris.(AFP)

French Open 2020: Kvitova tops Dodin 6-3, 7-5 to advance in Paris

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon winner, advanced from the first round for the 10th time in 11 appearances at Roland Garros. The Czech player’s only first-round loss was in 2010. She was a semi-finalist in 2012. Ranked 11th, she is the No. 7 seed at Roland Garros.
Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in action.(Reuters)
Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in action.(Reuters)

Suarez Navarro diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Last week, Suarez Navarro withdrew from the US Open, which began in New York on Monday, for health reasons.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)

Petra Kvitova hopes for ‘easy’ US Open decision

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 01:45 PM IST
A number of top players, including world number ones Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty as well as reigning men’s champion Rafa Nadal are among those who have expressed concerns about going to Flushing Meadows.
Petra Kvitova in action(Reuters)
Petra Kvitova in action(Reuters)

Petra Kvitova feels ‘good to be playing again’, but admits it’s weird without crowd

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Petra Kvitova has 27 career titles but winning an all-Czech exhibition tournament last week was a different experience for her.
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)

‘That’s for dad’: Aryna Sabalenka dedicates Qatar title to late father

Doha | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Aryna Sabalenka’s win over the eighth-seeded Czech, who was Qatar champion in 2018, will see her rise to 11 in the world rankings on Monday.
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in action during her semi final match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in action during her semi final match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)

Kvitova overcomes tenacious Barty to set up Sabalenka final in Doha

Doha | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Sabalenka advanced to the 10th WTA final of her career with an impressive 6-4 6-3 victory over former world number two Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns the ball to Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain during a quarter-final match at the Qatar Total Open tournament in Doha, on February 27, 2020. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)(AFP)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns the ball to Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain during a quarter-final match at the Qatar Total Open tournament in Doha, on February 27, 2020. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)(AFP)

Ashleigh Barty sets up Qatar semi-final clash with Petra Kvitova

Doha | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Barty saw off Spain’s Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 in her quarter-final in windy and chilly conditions in Doha.
File image: Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates winning the US Open.(Action Images)
File image: Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates winning the US Open.(Action Images)

Maria Sharapova ‘legend with mind of champion’: Novak Djokovic

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Five-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one Sharapova called time on her career after losing a long-term battle with shoulder trouble having amassed a total of 36 WTA titles, spending 21 weeks on top of the rankings and with a personal fortune estimated at $300 million.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates during her match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates during her match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty wins quarter-final rematch against Petra Kvitova

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Ash Barty stormed into her maiden Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday with an emphatic 7-6(6) 6-2 win over Petra Kvitova that avenged her defeat to the hard-hitting Czech in last year’s quarter-final at Melbourne Park.
Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates winning her match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.(REUTERS)
Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates winning her match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.(REUTERS)

Sofia Kenin downs Ons Jabeur to reach maiden Grand Slam semi-final

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 11:53 AM IST
American Sofia Kenin saw off big-hitting Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-4 at the Australian Open on Tuesday to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts after defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.(AP)
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts after defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.(AP)

Resurgent Garbine Muguruza beats Kiki Bertens to reach Melbourne quarters

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Garbine Muguruza powered into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 demolition of ninth-seed Kiki Bertens in just 68 minutes on Monday.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Alison Riske of the U.S. during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.(AP)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Alison Riske of the U.S. during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.(AP)

Top seed Barty battles into Australian Open quarter-finals

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 04:06 PM IST
“It was third time the charm for me last week and it was third time tonight as well,” said Barty, who also needed three sets to beat Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in the first round.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic waves after defeating Greece's Maria Sakkari.(AP)
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic waves after defeating Greece's Maria Sakkari.(AP)

Petra Kvitova fights back to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Petra Kvitova came from a set down and took full advantage as her Greek opponent Maria Sakkari’s self-belief drained away to advance to the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Petra Kvitova in action during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Petra Kvitova in action during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)

Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep driven by Australian Open heartbreak

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Petra Kvitova was down a set and a break to Naomi Osaka and facing three match points when she fought back to level the final and force a decider before the two-time Wimbledon champion eventually fell 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4.
Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a shot during her quarter final match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.(AP)
Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a shot during her quarter final match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.(AP)

Osaka battles, Kvitova cruises to Brisbane semis

Brisbane | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion who won her first WTA title in Brisbane in 2011, was in superb touch against Brady, who beat Maria Sharapova and Ashleigh Barty in the first two rounds but was never in the hunt.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his match against France's Benoit Paire.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his match against France's Benoit Paire.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic adds Adelaide event to Australian Open preparations

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 01:35 PM IST
Djokovic will start his competitive preparation for the new season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi from Dec. 19-21, before representing Serbia in the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia in early January.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)

WTA Finals: Top ranked Ash Barty books berth in last four

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 08:27 PM IST
Barty needed to win to be sure of progressing having won one and lost one of her opening matches, and she did so in style as she dominated to win in 88 minutes against a tired looking Kvitova.
Kiki Bertens reacts during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Kiki Bertens reacts during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)

Kiki Bertens stuns world number one Ashleigh Barty in WTA Finals

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Kiki Bertens won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and nine minutes in a see-saw match featuring 12 breaks of serve against Ashleigh Barty in WTA Finals.
File image of Japan tennis star Naomi Osaka.(AP)
File image of Japan tennis star Naomi Osaka.(AP)

Naomi Osaka out of WTA Finals with shoulder injury

By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 01:12 PM IST
The Japanese world number three was due to face Australia’s Ash Barty later in the day and her place in the tournament will now be taken by alternate Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova in thrilling WTA finals opener

Shenzhen, China | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Opening the $14 million round-robin tournament, the first in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the world No.3 regrouped from several lethargic stretches to win 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 39 minutes.
File photo of Ashleigh Barty of Australia.(AP)
File photo of Ashleigh Barty of Australia.(AP)

No favourites in WTA Finals, says Ashleigh Barty

SHENZHEN | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 11:00 AM IST
Barty will be meeting Bencic, the number seven seed, for the first time in her career after being drawn in the Red Group also containing Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka of Japan and Ashleigh Barty of Australia with their trophies.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka of Japan and Ashleigh Barty of Australia with their trophies.(REUTERS)

WTA Finals: Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka drawn in same group

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 09:44 PM IST
French Open champion Barty and Australian Open winner Osaka were joined by the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova and Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in the Red Group.
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