Radwanska advances to final

Aug 27, 2016

Radwanska advances to final

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska breezed through her Connecticut Open semifinal Friday, routing two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-1. Radwanska, who will be seeded fourth next week in the U.S. Open, was never challenged. The Polish star won the first five games of the first ...

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Aug 26, 2016

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold. Looking to join Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki as a four-time winner in the ...

Jan 26, 2016

Struggling Kvitova, coach part ways

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has announced that she has split from her long-term coach David Kotyza. The 25-year-old Czech had been working with Kotyza for more than seven years, but after a poor start to the year she has decided to try something ...

Muguruza, Radwanska reach last four at WTA Finals

Oct 30, 2015

Muguruza, Radwanska reach last four at WTA Finals

Garbine Muguruza continued her dream debut at the WTA Finals by completing round- robin play with a perfect 3-0 record to advance to the semifinals after a hard-fought 6-4. 4-6 ,7-5 victory over Petra Kvitova on Friday. By topping the White Group, the Spaniard ...

Oct 27, 2015

Kerber, Muguruza win WTA Finals openers

Heavy-hitting base liners Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber brushed aside Czech challengers to make a winning start to their WTA Finals campaign on Monday. Spaniard Muguruza dispatched Lucie Safarova 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) before Germany’s Kerber overcame an error-strewn and unwell Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 ...

Nadal ousted by qualifier

Jul 3, 2015

Nadal ousted by qualifier

On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this ...

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Jun 23, 2015

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova will begin her title defense next week without any official grass-court matches following her Monday withdrawal from the Eastbourne International. “I didn’t feel well when I came here last Thursday,” said Kvitova. “I have a sore throat. “I have to ...

Serena rolls by Bouchard

Oct 25, 2014

Serena rolls by Bouchard

Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defense remain in the balance. Williams was humbled by Simona Halep the previous day, when the 18-time Grand ...

Sharapova beats Kvitova for China Open title

Oct 5, 2014

Sharapova beats Kvitova for China Open title

Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth duel to win the China Open on Sunday and return to No. 2 in the rankings. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame 10 double-faults and a number of untimely errors to defeat Kvitova in ...

Kvitova reaches Connecticut semis

Aug 22, 2014

Kvitova reaches Connecticut semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Kvitova went down by a service break in the third game of the match, but avoided the upset bug ...

Kvitova beats Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Jul 6, 2014

Kvitova beats Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she has two championships to prove it. In one of the most dominant performances in a women’s final at Wimbledon, the sixth-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowered ...

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Jul 4, 2014

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runnerup Simona Halep 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 Thursday to become the first Canadian ever to advance to a Grand Slam tournament final. The 20-year-old Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches, won on her sixth match point ...