Petra Kvitova

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to win Australian Open 2019

Japan’s Naomi Osaka beat Czech Petra Kvitova in a thrilling Australian Open final to win back-to-back Grand Slams and become the new world number one. The US Open winner, 21, shed tears after missing three championship points in the second set but regrouped to win 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4. The fourth seed broke for 2-1 in the decider, then served out the win. Eighth seed Kvitova, 28, was bidding for

Former champion Petra Kvitova makes early Wimbledon exit

Two Time former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova slumped out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday, beaten by inspired world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4 4-6 6-0. Eighth seed Kvitova, who withdrew from the East bourne tournament last week with a hamstring injury, appeared to be moving well but looked pale and drawn particularly in the first set. Kvitova, 28, has worked hard this year, winning five

Maria Sharapova regains second spot in world rankings

Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Monday regained second place in the WTA world rankings after winning the Rome Masters on Sunday while Spanish finalist Carla Suarez moved to her highest ranking ever at eighth. Romania’s Simona Halep, who lost in the semi-finals against Suarez, moved down to third while American Serena Williams continues to lead the pack with 9,361 points. The current WTA rankings: 1. Serena Williams (USA) 9,361 points 2.

Petra Kvitova joins US Open fallen, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray cruise

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova became the fifth top 10 seed to exit the US Open in the first week when she was knocked out by Serbian world number 145 Aleksandra Krunic on Saturday. But there were no such problems for men`s top seed Novak Djokovic and eighth-seeded Andy Murray, both former champions in New York, who remained on course for a mouth-watering quarter-final showdown. Third seeded Kvitova lost the third

Roger Federer wins 300th ATP Masters match

Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 on Wednesday in Cincinnati.The victory in just over two hours put the 33-year-old world number three into the third round as he began his final tune-up tournament for the US Open.The Swiss great, who had notched his 200th Masters match win against Lleyton Hewitt at Cincinnati five

Eugenie Bouchard is hotter than Maria Sharapova!

Online tennis club Tennis Tonic’s latest poll has Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard beating seriously hot Maria Sharapova from Russia to be at the No 2 position in their WTA’s hottest tennis players list.  International Business Times reported yesterday: “Maria Sharapova is still one of the hottest tennis players on the WTA tour, but an emerging star is already stealing some of the thunder from her.” It added: “The Wimbledon

Petra Kvitova wins second Wimbledon title

Czech sixth seed Petra Kvitova lifted her second women`s singles Wimbledon title after defeating Canadian 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets in the final here Saturday.Kvitova, who also won here in 2011, completely destroyed her opponent to come out victorious 6-3, 6-0 in only 55 minutes. This was the first even Grand Slam final for Bouchard.The Canadian broke Kvitova once in the first set but the 24-year-old Czech reacted

Maria Sharapova ousts Radwanska to claim Madrid final berth

Maria Sharapova recovered from a second-set wobble to dispatch third seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-4 on Saturday and set up a Madrid Open final clash against rising talent Simona Halep. Sharapova, a former world number one now ranked ninth who has had a poor year by her high standards, has shown glimpses of her dominant best on the clay in the Spanish capital this week with the French Open starting

Daniela Hantuchova breaks long drought at US Open

Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova advanced to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the first time in more than a decade when she won her rain-interrupted match with American wildcard Alison Riske on Monday. Hantuchova won 6-3 5-7 6-2 after repelling a fightback from Riske, who upset 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to reach the fourth round at a grand slam for the first time. “I guess the best things happen