Petra Kvitova

Venus Williams ousts Petra Kvitova, sets up all-American US Open semi-final against Sloane Stephens

Venus Williams ousts Petra Kvitova, sets up all-American US Open semi-final against Sloane Stephens

Williams, who improved to 2-4 all-time against the Czech 13th seed, will return to the world top five for the first time since January 2011 after dominating the tie-break.

Sep 06, 2017, 08:40 AM IST
US Open 2107: Petra Kvitova ousts Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza

US Open 2107: Petra Kvitova ousts Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza

Kvitova, whose first event this year was the French Open, has a new appreciation for her chances at Grand Slam glory.

Sep 04, 2017, 08:57 AM IST
US Open 2017: Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza to meet in fourth round

US Open 2017: Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza to meet in fourth round

Kvitova, playing in just her eighth tournament since missing five months of action after being stabbed in the hand last December, finished off the Frenchwoman within 73 minutes in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sep 02, 2017, 08:49 AM IST
US Open 2017: Petra Kvitova wears down Jelena Jankovic to reach round two at Flushing Meadows

US Open 2017: Petra Kvitova wears down Jelena Jankovic to reach round two at Flushing Meadows

The Czech 13th seed, in search of top form after a mediocre build-up to the year`s final grand slam, struggled to adapt to Jankovic`s counter-punching style but eventually wore down the 2008 runner-up to set up a meeting with France`s Alize Cornet.

Aug 28, 2017, 23:49 PM IST
WTA Stanford Classic: Petra Kvitova breezes past Kateryna Bondarenko to reach quarter-final round

WTA Stanford Classic: Petra Kvitova breezes past Kateryna Bondarenko to reach quarter-final round

The second-seeded wildcard entrant needed just 60 minutes on the court, finishing with 31 winners and 10 unforced errors, while Ukraine`s Bondarenko had just 11 winners and 11 unforced errors.

Aug 04, 2017, 09:07 AM IST
Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova 'Comeback Express' runs out of steam, loses to 95th-ranked American Madison Brengle

Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova 'Comeback Express' runs out of steam, loses to 95th-ranked American Madison Brengle

Now Kvitova is hoping to get back to her traditional preparation schedule ahead of August`s U.S. Open.

Jul 06, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
Wimbledon 2017: Madison Keys rooting for Petra Kvitova to conquer All England Club on comeback

Wimbledon 2017: Madison Keys rooting for Petra Kvitova to conquer All England Club on comeback

Kvitova returned from her injury layoff at the French Open in June and went on to win the pre-Wimbledon Aegon Classic in Birmingham. The world number 12 opened her Wimbledon campaign with a 6-3 6-4 win over Swede Johanna Larsson on Monday.

Jul 05, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
Wimbledon 2017: Petra Kvitova denies being the favourite to win women's title this year

Wimbledon 2017: Petra Kvitova denies being the favourite to win women's title this year

The Czech star is playing just her third tournament on the comeback trail after her frightening ordeal at the hands of a knife-wielding burglar.

Jul 04, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal aim to bury doubts as action begins at All England Club today

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal aim to bury doubts as action begins at All England Club today

Top seed and world number one Murray opens proceedings on Centre Court insisting a hip problem will not prevent him from dispatching Kazakh lucky loser Alexander Bublik.

Jul 03, 2017, 09:15 AM IST
Wimbledon 2017: Top five contenders for women's title

Wimbledon 2017: Top five contenders for women's title

Beaten by Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final 12 months ago, in the American great`s absence, Kerber has a golden opportunity to get back on track on the lawns of south-west London.

Jun 28, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
Petra Kvitova earns 20th career title with victory in Aegon Classic final

Petra Kvitova earns 20th career title with victory in Aegon Classic final

The Czech, a Wimbledon winner in 2011 and 2014, suffered a knife attack during a robbery at her home in December.

Jun 25, 2017, 21:14 PM IST
Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches her first grass final since Wimbledon 2014

Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches her first grass final since Wimbledon 2014

It is only Kvitova`s second tournament since the seven-month hole which was torn from her career, and this was only her sixth match, yet she has reached her first grass court final since her 2014 Wimbledon triumph.

Jun 24, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
French Open 2017, Day 1: Top-seed Angelique Kerber in historic loss, tearful Petra Kvitova returns

French Open 2017, Day 1: Top-seed Angelique Kerber in historic loss, tearful Petra Kvitova returns

Before this year, the earliest exits suffered by a top seed in Paris came in the second round -- Justine Henin in 2004 and Serena Williams in 2014.

May 28, 2017, 19:48 PM IST
French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova makes winning return to tennis after knife attack

French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova makes winning return to tennis after knife attack

Serena Williams may be missing from this year's French Open, but big sister Venus is still going strong and marks her Roland Garros 20th anniversary on Sunday.

May 28, 2017, 17:01 PM IST
French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova included in tournament draw after recovering from stabbing

French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova included in tournament draw after recovering from stabbing

Kvitova, who said this week she was set to play at Wimbledon where she has twice won the title, has not played competitively since the attack, which left her with serious injuries to her left playing hand.

May 26, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Petra Kvitova ready for Wimbledon, but undecided on French Open

Petra Kvitova ready for Wimbledon, but undecided on French Open

Her spokesman Karel Tejkal said that the efforts of Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014, were aimed at getting fit to play in the tournament, reports Efe.

May 23, 2017, 19:44 PM IST
Maria Sharapova's comeback: Players unhappy as promoters drool over profit margins at Stuttgart

Maria Sharapova's comeback: Players unhappy as promoters drool over profit margins at Stuttgart

World number five Simona Halep, the fourth seed in Stuttgart, also believes that handing Sharapova a wildcard sends completely the wrong signal.

Apr 26, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova aims French open comeback after knife attack

Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova aims French open comeback after knife attack

"My name will appear on the entry list for Roland Garros tomorrow," Kvitova said of the May 28-June 11 tournament in a post on her Instagram account.

Apr 18, 2017, 11:25 AM IST
Knife attack: Tennis player Petra Kvitova out for six months after surgery

Knife attack: Tennis player Petra Kvitova out for six months after surgery

Aged 26, the hard-hitting left-hander rose to world number two in 2011 when she won the first of her two Wimbledon singles titles, and has been a mainstay of the top 10 virtually ever since. 

Dec 22, 2016, 06:40 AM IST
Petra Kvitova: Two-time Wimbledon champion undergoes hand surgery following knife attack, full recovery expected

Petra Kvitova: Two-time Wimbledon champion undergoes hand surgery following knife attack, full recovery expected

Kvitova had said on social media before undergoing surgery that the attack by an individual with a knife on Tuesday had left her "shaken, but fortunate to be alive".

Dec 21, 2016, 07:42 AM IST