ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova struggled with her serve and was eliminated from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy after losing to eighth-seeded Donna Vekic, 6-4, 6-1, in the quarterfinals on Friday.The second-ranked Kvitova landed ...
Feb 2, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Two years ago, Petra Kvitova missed the Australian Open, just weeks after her racket-holding left hand was stabbed by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic.Two days from now, back at her best during what she ...
Jan 24, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is the first player into the Australian Open quarterfinals after beating 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, 6-2, 6-1, to open play on Sunday at Rod Laver Arena.Kvitova, who had a ...
Jan 20, 2019
SINGAPORE - Karolina Pliskova won the first set to eliminate Petra Kvitova, and then won the second set to advance to the semifinals at the WTA Finals.Pliskova, who advanced from her group for the second straight year, beat Kvitova 6-3, 6- ...
Oct 26, 2018
NEW YORK - When her work was done, her first trip to the US Open semifinals since 2010 secured, if just barely, Venus Williams sat in her sideline chair and beamed.Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season - something she last ...
Sep 6, 2017
LONDON - Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again this year.Brengle also was aware, of course, that she herself never had won so much ...
Jul 6, 2017
LONDON - The surgeon who repaired Petra Kvitova's left hand was in the Centre Court stands to watch her win in Wimbledon's first round on Monday."It was very nice that he sat in the box for my match. ...
Jul 4, 2017
EASTBOURNE, England - Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the grass-court tournament in Eastbourne because of an abdominal injury, a day after winning her first title since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack.Organizers of the Aegon International confirmed ...
Jun 27, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, England - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat unseeded Ashleigh Barty, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, Sunday in the Aegon Classic final to win her first title since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home. ...
Jun 26, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, England - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Lucie Safarova in the Aegon Classic semifinals on Saturday to reach the first final since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home.This is Kvitova's first ...
Jun 25, 2017
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova will continue her comeback from a knife attack by playing at the Connecticut Open in August, the final WTA tune-up before the US Open.The two-time Wimbledon champion returned to tennis at ...
Jun 7, 2017
TWO-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is back at practice, less than six months after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder.Kvitova posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday showing herself swinging a tennis racket .She included the message: "I hope ...
May 3, 2017
PRAGUE - 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 hospital on ...
Dec 24, 2016
PRAGUE - Petra Kvitova could return to tennis in about six months, the surgeon who operated on the two-time Wimbledon champion's left hand said on Wednesday.Kvitova was injured on Tuesday when a knife-wielding intruder attacked her at her ...
Dec 22, 2016
PRAGUE - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker at her home.The player's spokesman, Karel Tejkal, says Kvitova suffered a left hand injury and has been treated by doctors.Tejkal says the incident, ...
Dec 20, 2016
GENEVA - A two-time Wimbledon singles champion, two Tour de France winners and an Olympic discus gold medalist had the same answer Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to the latest leak by hackers of confidential medical information: so what?Petra Kvitova, Bradley Wiggins, ...
Sep 16, 2016
NEW YORK - Second-seeded Angelique Kerber beat two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova in straight sets to reach the US Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.Kerber won, 6-3, 7-5, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) in a matchup ...
Sep 5, 2016
MARIA Sharapova is No. 1 for the 11th straight year on the Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes.The Russian star, No. 2 in the Women's Tennis Association rankings, has raked in US$29.2 million as tennis players took ...
Aug 13, 2015
LONDON - About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy."I cannot stop smiling. ... I was very brave at the end. You ...
Jul 5, 2015
BEIJING - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached his fifth China Open final and improved his spotless record at the tournament to 23-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Saturday.In the women's draw, Maria Sharapova ...
Oct 5, 2014
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