Petra Kvitova

Kvitova Survives, Thiem Falls On Opening Day At Roland Garros

PARIS, May 30, 2021 (by Alessandro Boroch) No. 11 seed Petra Kvitova overcame a huge scare in her opening round at Roland Garros on Sunday against qualifier Greet Minnen, having saved one match point down 6-7(3), 5-6 to eventually complete […]

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Welcomes Big Names

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The last time the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was played two years ago in Stuttgart, the capital of southwest Germany’s Baden-Württemberg state, Petra Kvitova won the title. She defeated Anett Kontaveit in the […]

Kvitova Joins Bad Homburg Open Line-Up

BAD HOMBURG, April 16, 2021 Petra Kvitova will play at the inaugural Bad Homburg Open  presented by  Engel & Völkers  held at the Bad Homburger Kurpark on June 20 to 26, 2021. This was announced by the organizers of the […]

Volvo Car Open: Trio Of Wins By Former Grand Slam Champions

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tuesday’s second day of the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C., was highlighted by a trio of victories by three former Grand Slam champions – Sloane Stephens, Garbiñe Muguruza and Petra Kvitova. Stephens […]

Kvitova Now A Two-Time Doha Champion

DOHA/WASHINGTON, March 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) For the second time in three years, Petra Kvitova and Garbiñe Muguruza met in the title match to decide the WTA’s Qatar Total Open singles championship. Unlike in 2018, when Kvitova fought back […]

Consistency Is Key To Kvitova’s Doha Success

DOHA/WASHINGTON, March 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Coming into the semifinal round of the WTA 500 Qatar Total Open, the last four left competing in Doha included three Top 20 players – all former Grand Slam champions – and an […]

Fighting Pain, Azarenka Wills Way To Doha Win

DOHA/WASHINGTON, March 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Victoria Azarenka remained undefeated (4-0) against World No. 5 and top seed Elina Svitolina, but this time it wasn’t easy. The two-time Doha champion fought through physical pain in her back the entire […]

Best Tennis At Roland Garros? Try During Daylight Hours

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) For a Grand Slam tournament with no “night sessions,” this year’s French Open sure has featured a lot of tennis after dark. Fortunately, some of the best tennis at Roland Garros is still […]

Missing Most Of Its Stars, Roland Garros Still Has Kvitova

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) If you were preoccupied or blinked, you might have missed Petra Kvitova‘s 6-2, 6-4 defeat of China’s Zhang Shuai at Roland Garros on Monday, which lifted the Czech star into the quarterfinal round of […]

Twenty-Fifth Career French Open Win Makes Kvitova Happy

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Women’s seventh seed Petra Kvitova achieved her 25th career match-win at Roland Garros on Thursday. Her quick and efficient, 84-minute 6-3, 6-3 victory over Italy’s 94th-ranked Jasmine Paolini in the first match of […]