Nishikori routs Cecchinato, aims to win title

/ Jul 4, 2017

Nishikori routs Cecchinato, aims to win title

Kei Nishikori believes he can win Wimbledon this year after breezing through his first-round clash with Italy's Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 on Monday. The ninth seed did not disappoint the legion of Japanese fans who gave him a hero's welcome as he walked on ...

Kvitova on mend after attack

/ Dec 24, 2016

Kvitova on mend after attack

Petra Kvitova says she's determined to play tennis again — no matter what that involves after a knife-wielding intruder attacked her inside her home and injured her playing hand. The two-time Wimbledon champion was released from the hospital on Friday, three days after she was ...

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 set ...

/ 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 (7-3) ...

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 was. During ...

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 Slam ...

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 a ...

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 that ...

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 and ...

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 and ...