Petra Kvitova

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic grinds out a win, Venus limps out and more

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had to battle hard to reach the third round of the 2021 Australian Open. The double defending-champion posted a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-3 over American Francis Tiafoe. There was, however, disappointment for the likes of Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams, who crashed out of the year's first Grand Slam. Here we take a look at some of the major matches from Day 3 of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Feb 10, 2021, 14:19 PM IST

Petra Kvitova reaches first French Open quarter-final in eight years

Czech left-hander Petra Kvitova reached the French Open quarter-finals for the first time in eight years as she overpowered China`s Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-4 on Monday.

Oct 05, 2020, 16:43 PM IST

French Open: Petra Kvitova survives stern test against teenager Leylah Fernandez

The 7-5, 6-3 scoreline looked comfortable enough but it failed to tell the story of a match in which Kvitova was pushed to the limit.

Oct 04, 2020, 15:38 PM IST

Serena Williams pulls out of Italian Open with achilles injury

23-time Grand Slam champion and American tennis player Serena Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open due to a an achilles injury.

Sep 13, 2020, 10:11 AM IST

Ashleigh Barty overcomes Petra Kvitova to reach semi-finals of China Open

Barty will now lock horns with the winner of another quarter-final clash between third-seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and eigth-seed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

Oct 04, 2019, 14:12 PM IST

Petra Kvitova marches into third round of Wimbledon

Petra Kvitova`s decision to give her shoes an almighty whack with her racket turned out to be a masterstroke as the Czech`s legs finally started to move more freely, and she eked out a 7-5 6-2 win over Kristina Mladenovic at Wimbledon on Thursday.

Jul 05, 2019, 18:27 PM IST

Petra Kvitova withdraws from French Open with arm injury

Kvitova, a semi-finalist in Paris in 2012, made a strong start to the clay court season by winning the title in Stuttgart and reaching the quarter-finals in Madrid.

May 27, 2019, 19:02 PM IST

Kiki Bertens stuns Simona Halep to lift Madrid Open title

Bertens looked dominant throughout the summit showdown as she eased past reigning French Open champion Halep 6-4, 6-4 in almost one and a half hour to lift the title. 

May 12, 2019, 00:56 AM IST

Petra Kvitova battles into third round of Madrid Open

Kvitova will now face either Romanian wildcard Sorana Cirstea or former World No four Caroline Garcia in the last-16 of the tournament.

May 07, 2019, 00:05 AM IST

Japan's Naomi Osaka stays atop WTA rankings

Osaka is currently standing with a total of  6, 151 points and maintains a lead of 316 points over Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.

May 06, 2019, 20:51 PM IST

Abdominal injury rules Naomi Osaka out of Stuttgart Open

Osaka was due to take on eighth-seed Anett Kontaveit in the semifinals of the tournament.

Apr 27, 2019, 20:36 PM IST

Ashleigh Barty overcomes rain delays to reach Miami Open final

The 22-year-old endured three rain delays before she eventually registered a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 win over Kontaveit in a one-sided semi-final of the women's singles event. 

Mar 29, 2019, 11:08 AM IST

Indian Wells: Venus Williams scripts stunning comeback to beat Petra Kvitova

With the win over Kvitova, Williams has now set up a third-round clash against fellow countrywoman Christina McHale in the Indian Wells. 

Mar 10, 2019, 08:27 AM IST

Venus Williams overcomes illness to advance to 2nd round at Indian Wells

Venus Williams played through illness to win a seesaw opening round match against German Andrea Petkovic 6-4,0-6, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday. 

Mar 09, 2019, 12:30 PM IST

Petra Kvitova says meeting with Monica Seles was key after knife attack

Kvitova suffered cuts to her left hand during a home invasion in 2016, while Seles was stabbed in the back during a match in Hamburg in 1993. 

Mar 07, 2019, 11:02 AM IST

Unseeded Belinda Bencic downs Petra Kvitova to lift Dubai title

The win was also Bencic`s fourth win over a top 10 player this week after getting past Aryna Sabalenka, Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina in the previous rounds.

Feb 24, 2019, 07:24 AM IST

Shy Naomi Osaka must learn to deal with limelight: Petra Kvitova

A tearful Osaka admitted difficulty in dealing with the attention of being the world`s top-ranked woman after a shock defeat by France`s Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships.

Feb 21, 2019, 11:11 AM IST

'I remembered his eyes': Petra Kvitova tells court of knife attack horror

Kvitova returned to professional tennis in May 2017, crowning her comeback 18 months later with her first final appearance at 2019 Australian Open.

Feb 06, 2019, 17:25 PM IST

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

Kvitova saved four matchpoints, showing the same resilience she needed to return to the top level of tennis after a knife attack and lengthy surgery in 2016, but her fightback fell just short.

Jan 26, 2019, 17:37 PM IST

Australian Open: Osaka, Kvitova chase double delight in Melbourne final

Osaka fought back from a set and 4-1 down against Taiwan`s Hsieh Su-wei in the third round at Melbourne Park and showed her determination in winning two more three-setters to keep a 13-match victory streak in Grand Slams running.

Jan 25, 2019, 15:08 PM IST