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Australian Open 2019: Petra Kvitova sets up semi-final against Danielle Collins

Petra Kvitova suffered serious injuries to her dominant left hand in the knife attack in 2016 Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online. Sixth seed Petra Kvitova reached her first Grand Slam semi-final since being stabbed in a knife attack as she beat home favourite Ashleigh Barty at the Australian Open. The 28-year-old Czech won 6-1…

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Australian Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty hoping for home success against Petra Kvitova

The furthest Ashleigh Barty had reached in a Grand Slam prior to this tournament was the fourth round at the US Open in 2018 Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online. Ashleigh Barty will bid to become the first home female singles semi-finalist at the Australian Open for 35 years when she takes on Petra Kvitova…

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Kvitova back in the Grand Slam big time

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – After a year in the Grand Slam wilderness, twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova returned to the limelight with a 6-2 6-1 thrashing of American teenager Amanda Anisimova to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday. Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova reacts during the match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Kvitova had a barren 2018 season, failing to make it beyond the third round at all four majors, but the…

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Australian Open 2019: Petra Kvitova storms into quarter-finals

Petra Kvitova was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open in 2018 but is one of the favourites to win the title this year Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online. World number six Petra Kvitova is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after a commanding victory over American teenager Amanda Anisimova. Kvitova…

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Tennis – Battling Kvitova downs Barty to claim Sydney title

(Reuters) – Petra Kvitova warmed up for the year’s first Grand Slam by coming from behind to beat home favorite Ashleigh Barty 1-6 7-5 7-6(3) and win her second Sydney International title on Saturday. Kvitova, the 2015 champion, surrendered her serve in the opening game and struggled to recover from her poor start, with the Czech’s usually lethal backhand disintegrating amid a flurry of unforced errors in the first set. The world number eight hit her stride in the second, staying within touching distance of Barty until pouncing to take…

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Tennis: Czech Kvitova to miss first day of Fed Cup final

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – October 25, 2018 Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in action during her group stage match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Edgar Su PRAGUE (Reuters) – World number seven Petra Kvitova will miss the opening day’s action of her Czech team’s Fed Cup final against the United States in Prague due to sickness. Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic will take on Sofia Kenin in the opening match, followed by Katerina Siniakova against American Alison Riske in the…

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WTA Finals: Wozniacki out as Svitolina wins again and Pliskova beats Kvitova

Svitolina had never progressed from the WTA Finals group stage before Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out of the WTA Finals as Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina booked her place in the last four in Singapore. World number three Wozniacki, 28, knew only a straight-set victory would see the Dane progress from the group stage. After taking the first set, she was a break up in the second but Svitolina, 24, recovered to win 5-7 7-5 6-3. She joins Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals after she defeated Czech compatriot Petra Kvitova…

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WTA Finals: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki beats Petra Kvitova in Singapore

Caroline Wozniacki received treatment on her left knee midway through the second set before going on to beat Petra Kvitova Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki beat Petra Kvitova for the first time in four years with a 7-5 3-6 6-2 victory at the WTA Finals in Singapore. Denmark’s Australian Open champion Wozniacki, 28, sealed the win in two hours and 19 minutes despite needing medical treatment on her knee during the second set. Her last win over the Czech fourth seed came at the 2014 WTA Finals. Elina Svitolina plays Karolina…

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Tennis: Flawless Svitolina eases past Kvitova in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Elina Svitolina tore up the form book to open play at the WTA Finals with a brilliant display of serving and retrieving to register a 6-3 6-3 victory over Petra Kvitova at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday. Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – October 21, 2018 Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her group stage match against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova REUTERS/Edgar Su The 24-year-old Ukrainian came into the White Group opener at the eight-woman event on the back of seven…

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Tennis: Holder Wozniacki, Kvitova book WTA Finals berths

(Reuters) – WTA Finals holder Caroline Wozniacki and former champion Petra Kvitova have clinched places in this month’s season-ending tournament in Singapore, the WTA announced on Thursday. Tennis – China Open – Women’s Singles – Second Round – National Tennis Center, Beijing, China – October 3, 2018. Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark after defeating Petra Martic of Croatia. REUTERS/Thomas Peter The pair join world number one Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka who have already qualified for the Oct. 21-28 tournament at the Singapore Sports Hub. “Winning the WTA Finals…

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