Showing posts with label Petra Kvitova. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Petra Kvitova. Show all posts

Monday, March 12, 2018

Kvitova crashes out of Indian Wells

Kvitova crashes out of Indian Wells
Kvitova crashes out of Indian Wells

Petra Kvitova had her 14 match winning streak snapped on Sunday at Indian Wells as she lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to world No. 149 Amanda Anisimova.

Kvitova had been playing some of the best tennis of her career so it wasn't the kind of third round statement the ninth seed was looking for as she lost in straight sets to the youngest player in the draw.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Kvitova wins St Petersburg title

Kvitova wins St Petersburg title

Petra Kvitova crushed Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-2 to win the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2018 title.

Kvitova, who entered the tournament as a wild card, was dominant in the opening exchanges and hit 16 winners in taking the first set.

She broke her French opponent's serve twice more in the second set to seal the match in just over an hour.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Mladenovic vs Kvitova in St Petersburg final

Mladenovic vs Kvitova in St Petersburg final

Kristina Mladenovic defeated Daria Kasatkina 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to set up St Petersburg Ladies Trophy final with Petra Kvitova.

Mladenovic, the defending champion, needed two hours 17 minutes to record her second win in as many head-to-head meetings.

"I want to give a big credit to Daria she played an amazing match," Mladenovic said after the match. "It was a physically tough battle with plenty of variations and a tough mental battle for both of us.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Video: Petra Kvitova press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Petra Kvitova press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Petra Kvitova about her match against Andrea Petkovic in the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Petkovic v Kvitova match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Andrea Petkovic v Petra Kvitova match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Match highlights from Andrea Petkovic's first-round win over Petra Kvitova on Day 2.

Pliskova, Kvitova to lead Czechs against Switzerland

Pliskova, Kvitova to lead Czechs against Switzerland

The Czech Republic will have its top players available next weekend for the Fed Cup against Switzerland.

Karolina Pliskova will lead the host Czechs on Feb. 10-11 on an indoor hard court at the O2 Arena.

Petra Kvitova will return to the team for the first time since recovering from injuries suffered during a knife attack at her home in December 2016.

Also, Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova have been named in the team by captain Petr Pala.

The winner will face Germany or Belarus in the semifinals in April.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kvitova withdraws from Brisbane with viral illness

Kvitova withdraws from Brisbane with viral illness

Petra Kvitova withdrew from the Brisbane International with a viral illness on Monday.
Kvitova was unable to take the court in her first round match against Estonian Anett Kontaveit and was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Heather Watson.

"I'm really disappointed to withdraw from the Brisbane International," Kvitova said.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Petra Kvitova US Open Interview - Day 1 Monday August 28th 2017

Petra Kvitova US Open Interview - Day 1 Monday August 28th 2017

P. KVITOVA/J. Jankovic 7-5, 7-5

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. That's a tough first-round opponent. No one likes Jankovic in the first round. She pushed you hard out there today. To get through a match like that to start this campaign, is that a good feeling?

PETRA KVITOVA: Definitely it is. I mean, of course I'm happy. It was a tough match, as you said. As always, a tricky opponent. With the wind today, it wasn't really easy to find a way. Sometimes I just played to middle, because I didn't want to miss.
Yeah, we had a couple of great battles in the past, so it's always tricky to play with her. I know she didn't really play, didn't have like lot of matches, same as me, so it was just who will be lucky in the end, which I think I took my chances in the ends of the sets.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Kvitova beats Jankovic in New York

Kvitova beats Jankovic in New York

Petra Kvitova has yet to return to her best level, but at least being on a tennis court is starting to feel normal to the Czech eight months after she suffered career-threatening injuries when she was stabbed by an intruder in her home.

The twice Wimbledon champion, who missed five months of action after being stabbed in her playing hand last December, scraped into the second round of the U.S. Open by beating former world number one Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5 7-5 on Monday.

"Things like seeing other players, seeing coaches, being on the tennis court, practicing with other girls, that feels more normal than before, for sure," the 13th seed told reporters.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Zhang upsets Kvitova in first round of Connecticut Open

Zhang upsets Kvitova in first round of Connecticut Open

Petra Kvitova's final tuneup for the U.S. Open ended with a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Shuai Zhang of China in the first round of the Connecticut Open on Monday night.

Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion and a three-time champion in New Haven, is just 4-4 on hard courts this season. The Czech player returned to the tour at the French Open in May after she was stabbed during a home invasion in December, leaving her dominant left hand seriously injured.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pliskova on track to defend Cincinnati title

Pliskova on track to defend Cincinnati title

Karolina Pliskova scored a 6-2 6-3 win over Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday.

Angelique Kerber lost 6-4 1-6 7-6 to Ekaterina Makarova and Venus Williams was upset 6-3 2-6 6-2 by Ashleigh Barty in second-round matches.

Barty will face former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-2 6-4 winner against Russia's Elena Vesnina, in the last 16.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gavrilova defeated Mladenovic at Cincinnati Open

Gavrilova defeated Mladenovic at Cincinnati Open

Daria Gavrilova beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-0 7-6 at the Cincinnati Open.

After cruising through a perfect first set, Gavrilova needed to save a set point in the second to hand the 13th-seeded Mladenovic her third straight loss.

"She has a history of great comebacks. She has done it at the French Open almost every match," said Gavrilova.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Video: Kvitova vs Suárez Navarro 2017 Rogers Cup First Round WTA Highlights

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Video: Petra Kvitova vs Carla Suárez Navarro 2017 Rogers Cup First Round WTA Highlights

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Video: Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2017 second round press conference

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Kvitova stunned by Brengle at Wimbledon

Kvitova stunned by Brengle at Wimbledon

Madison Brengle upset Petra Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to reach the third round at Wimbledon.

Brengle was worried with taking merely a single game because in her Wimbledon debut in 2015, she lost to Venus Williams 6-0, 6-0.

"So, like, that's always in my head when I'm out here," Brengle said, pointing a finger at her right temple. "It's like, 'Oh, my goodness, don't do that ever again!' That was really tough for me.'"

Keys rooting for Kvitova to conquer Wimbledon on comeback

Keys rooting for Kvitova to conquer Wimbledon on comeback

Madison Keys will be rooting for Petra Kvitova to win Wimbledon after the Czech made a remarkable recovery from injuries sustained to her playing hand during a knife attack at her home in December.

Kvitova returned from her injury layoff at the French Open in June and went on to win the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

The world number 12 opened her Wimbledon campaign with a 6-3 6-4 win over Johanna Larsson.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Video: Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2017 first round press conference

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Video: Petra Kvitova back on Centre Court at Wimbledon 2017

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Video: Petra Kvitova back on Centre Court at Wimbledon 2017

Petra Kvitova heads out to Centre Court on day one of Wimbledon 2017 to face Johanna Larsson in the first round.

Kvitova into Wimbledon second round

Kvitova into Wimbledon second round

Petra Kvitova beat Johanna Larsson 6-3 6-4 and reached the second round of Wimbledon.

Playing only her third event of the year after recovering from a knife attack in December, the Czech 11th seed used her swinging serve to great effect on the main showcourt, signing off with a heavy ace.

Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2017 Pre-Championships Press Conference

Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2017 Pre-Championships Press Conference

Petra Kvitova speaks to the media before the start of The Championships

Q. What is the feeling of being back here? How do you feel when you come to Wimbledon? It's a place you've had a lot of success.
PETRA KVITOVA: Yeah, it's true. I feel great here. It feels like my second home, so I can't complain it.

The weather, it's okay still. So that's good as well.

Yeah, we are renting house, as every other year. It feels great to be here again. It's always bring me lot of nice memories. Just always like that.