Petra Kvitová http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26498/all en Tennis-British teenager Robson upends eighth seed Kvitova http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-british-teenager-robson-upends-eighth-seed-kvitova <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - British teenager Laura Robson claimed another big grand slam scalp as she outlasted eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 2-6 6-3 11-9 in a late-night thriller at the Australian Open.</p> <p>The 18-year-old Robson, who beat Kim Clijsters and Li Na at last year's U.S. Open, took advantage of 18 double faults from former Wimbledon champion Kvitova to reach the third round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-british-teenager-robson-upends-eighth-seed-kvitova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Laura Robson Laura Robson Petra Kvitová Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735610 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/reuters-sports-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Ravens and 49ers get Super Bowl week under way</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/reuters-sports-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Lucie Šafářová Petra Kvitová Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:15:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740693 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Paris Open women's singles quarterfinal results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/tennis-paris-open-womens-singles-quarterfinal-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Paris Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-4 Mona Barthel (Germany) beat 3-Marion Bartoli (France) 7-6(7) 6-4 1-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 7-5 4-6 7-5 Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) beat 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-1 7-5</p> Kristina Mladenovic Petra Kvitová Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743375 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Bartoli, Kvitova bow out in Paris, Errani into semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/tennis-bartoli-kvitova-bow-out-paris-errani-semis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French number one Marion Bartoli bowed out in the quarter-finals of the Paris Open on Friday after a 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 defeat to Germany's Mona Barthel.</p> <p>Bartoli was aiming to cap her recall to the Fed Cup team this week after a nine-year exile with a maiden triumph in the French capital, but the world number 10 came up short as she faltered badly at key moments.</p> <p>The third seed, runner-up in last year's tournament, led 6/2 in the first-set tie-break but squandered four set points as Barthel, ranked 45th, escaped from a perilous position to move in front.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/tennis-bartoli-kvitova-bow-out-paris-errani-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Marion Bartoli Petra Kvitová Tennis War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:30:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743655 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Kvitova, Gajdosova start as Czechs face Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/tennis-kvitova-gajdosova-start-czechs-face-australia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Petra Kvitova of holders Czech Republic will take on Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova in the opening singles rubber of the Fed Cup World Group first-round tie in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Saturday, following Friday's draw.</p> <p>After the first rubber pitting the Czech number one against Australia's number two, Czech number two Lucie Safarova will face Australia's number one Samantha Stosur.</p> <p>"I'll try to make things easier for Lucie," said Kvitova, the world number eight, who led the Czech Republic to two straight Fed Cup victories in 2011 and 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/tennis-kvitova-gajdosova-start-czechs-face-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lucie Šafářová Petra Kvitová Tennis AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:16:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750004 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fed Cup world group quarterfinal Czech Republic v Australia latest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/tennis-fed-cup-world-group-quarterfinal-czech-republic-v-austra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest from the Fed Cup World Group Quarterfinal match between Czech Republic and Australia on Saturday 1-Czech Republic lead Australia 2-0 On Saturday Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Samantha Stosur (Australia) 7-6(6) 7-6(4) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 7-6(2) 6-3</p> Jarmila Gajdošová Lucie Šafářová Petra Kvitová Samantha Stosur Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751021 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fed Cup world group quarterfinal Czech Republic v Australia latest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/tennis-fed-cup-world-group-quarterfinal-czech-republic-v-austra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest from the Fed Cup World Group Quarterfinal match between Czech Republic and Australia on Sunday 1-Czech Republic lead Australia 4-0 On Saturday Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Samantha Stosur (Australia) 7-6(6) 7-6(4) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 7-6(2) 6-3 On Sunday Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) beat Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-0 7-6(1) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Samantha Stosur (Australi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/tennis-fed-cup-world-group-quarterfinal-czech-republic-v-austra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová Petra Kvitová Samantha Stosur Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751733 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Tennis-Dubai Championships women's singles round 1 results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/tennis-dubai-championships-womens-singles-round-1-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 7-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-3 6-1 Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 6-3 6-2 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-2 Zheng Jie (China) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-2 2-6 7-5 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-1 Nadia Petrova (Russia) beat Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 5-7 6-3 6-2 5-Sara Err</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/tennis-dubai-championships-womens-singles-round-1-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniela Hantuchová Dominika Cibulková Lucie Šafářová Nadia Petrova Petra Kvitová Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:00:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759841 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Dubai WTA Open results - 2nd update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/tennis-dubai-wta-open-results-2nd-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the second day of the Dubai WTA Open here on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>1st rd</p> <p>Nadia Petrova (RUS) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2</p> <p>Sara Errani (ITA x5) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4</p> <p>Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-2, 6-1</p> <p>afp13</p> Daniela Hantuchová Petra Kvitová Tennis AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:16:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759952 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Dubai WTA Open results - 3rd update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/tennis-dubai-wta-open-results-3rd-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the second day of the Dubai WTA Open here on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>1st rd</p> <p>Nadia Petrova (RUS) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2</p> <p>Sara Errani (ITA x5) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4</p> <p>Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-2, 6-1</p> <p>Jie Zheng (CHN) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5</p> <p>afp13</p> Petra Kvitová Tennis AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:01:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760077 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Dubai WTA Open results - 4th update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/tennis-dubai-wta-open-results-4th-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the second day of the Dubai WTA Open here on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>1st rd</p> <p>Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x8) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-2, 6-2</p> <p>Roberta Vinci (ITA) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-3, 6-2</p> <p>Nadia Petrova (RUS) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2</p> <p>Sara Errani (ITA x5) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4</p> <p>Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-2, 6-1</p> <p>Jie Zheng (CHN) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5</p> <p>afp13</p> Lucie Šafářová Petra Kvitová Tennis AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:46:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760244 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Dubai WTA Open results - 5th update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/tennis-dubai-wta-open-results-5th-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the second day of the Dubai WTA Open here on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>1st rd</p> <p>Samantha Stosur (AUS x7) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-3, 6-1</p> <p>Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x8) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-2, 6-2</p> <p>Roberta Vinci (ITA) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-3, 6-2</p> <p>Nadia Petrova (RUS) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2</p> <p>Sara Errani (ITA x5) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4</p> <p>Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-2, 6-1</p> <p>Zheng Jie (CHN) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5</p> <p>afp13</p> Lucie Šafářová Petra Kvitová Tennis AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:33:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760308 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Kvitova wins in Dubai, Stosur extends miserable run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-2-tennis-kvitova-wins-dubai-stosur-extends-miserable-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates after later matches)</p> <p>By Matt Smith</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Czech Petra Kvitova defeated titleholder Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-4 in the Dubai Championships on Thursday to set up a semi-final against Caroline Wozniacki.</p> <p>Italian Roberta Vinci will play compatriot and doubles partner Sara Errani in the other semi after prolonging Samantha Stosur's woes this season with 6-2 6-4 win over the seventh seed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-2-tennis-kvitova-wins-dubai-stosur-extends-miserable-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Petra Kvitová Samantha Stosur Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762607 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Kvitova beats another champion to reach Dubai final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/tennis-kvitova-beats-another-champion-reach-dubai-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, showing her best form for more than a year, beat her second champion in a row to reach the Dubai Open final here on Friday.</p> <p>Kvitova, who ended the title defence of Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday, beat the 2011 titleholder Caroline Wozniacki, breaking serve in the opening game and rarely looking back in a 6-3, 6-4 win.</p> <p>In her first final in six months, she now meets fifth seed Sara Errani of Italy, the French Open finalist, who beat her best friend and doubles partner Roberta Vihnci 6-3, 6-3.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/tennis-kvitova-beats-another-champion-reach-dubai-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caroline Wozniacki Human Interest Petra Kvitová Tennis AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:16:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763620 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kvitova pummels Wozniacki to reach Dubai final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-tennis-kvitova-pummels-wozniacki-reach-dubai-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Matt Smith</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova pummelled Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships on Friday, while Sara Errani defeated doubles partner Roberta Vinci 6-3 6-3 in an all-Italian showdown.</p> <p>Kvitova, 22, has yet to drop a set in Dubai, the world No.8 returning to form after failing to win more than two matches at any other tournament this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-tennis-kvitova-pummels-wozniacki-reach-dubai-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caroline Wozniacki Petra Kvitová Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763653 at http://www.globalpost.com