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Category: Petra Kvitova

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Johanna Konta praises Petra Kvitova’s passion and love for the game

• British No 1 says it is an honour to play the Czech• Konta and Kvitova meet in fourth round on MondayJohanna Konta usually prefers not to speak directly about her opponents, focusing only on herself and her methods. But when she plays on Monday for a…

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Sharapova out amid injury drama as Muguruza also falls in Wimbledon shocks

Sharapova retired with a wrist problem 5–0 down in final set2017 champion Muguruza lost 6–4, 6–4 to Beatriz Haddad MaiaThe two biggest shock defeats in the women’s draw befell two former champions: Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza.Sharapova, the 20…

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Serena Williams: ‘I can’t go into grand slams thinking about records’ | Simon Cambers

Williams says of her Wimbledon challenge: ‘If I’m in the final, try to win one for once. That’s kind of what I think about’At Wimbledon, perhaps more than anywhere, preparation is key. The shorter than average season on grass courts means players often…

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Petra Kvitová: ‘I didn’t know if I’d be able to hold a racket again’

She won Wimbledon, twice, and was tipped for the top – until an intruder with a knife threatened to end Petra Kvitová’s tennis career. So why does she feel lucky?When Petra Kvitová received her trophy after the final of the Australian Open this January…

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‘I’m glad it is over’: Petra Kvitová reacts after her attacker gets eight-year prison term – video

Petra Kvitová has spoken of her relief after the man who stabbed her was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Czech regional court.The two-time Wimbledon champion sustained severe wounds to her left playing hand as she struggled with the i…

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Man who attacked Petra Kvitová gets 8-year prison term

Wimbledon champion suffered severe knife wound to her left playing hand during assaultA knife attacker who injured the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová has been sentenced to eight years in prison by a Czech regional court.CTK news agency repor…

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Petra Kvitova: tennis star tells Czech court of knife attack

Wimbledon winner describes grabbing blade in attack, which left her with hand injuriesThe two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova told a Czech court on Tuesday how she grabbed the blade of an attacker’s knife and forced it away from her neck, leavin…

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‘It’s painful’: Petra Kvitova reflects on Australian Open loss to Naomi Osaka – video

Petra Kvitova has said she is unsure of how long it will take her to recover from her loss to Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open final. This was the Czech’s first grand slam final since winning Wimbledon in 2014 and the first since she was st…

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Naomi Osaka’s journey from world No 72 to Australian Open champion – video

Naomi Osaka claimed her first Australian Open crown and the world No 1 ranking in a dramatic three-set victory over Petra Kvitova.Osaka denied Kvitova, who suffered career-threatening injuries when she was stabbed two years ago, an emoti…

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Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open final to seal back-to-back grand slams

Osaka beats Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2) 5-7 6-4Latest updates: follow all the reaction in Australia – live!This time the tears were of joy. Tennis already had a star in Naomi Osaka; now it has a superstar. After squandering three match points at 5-3 in the s…

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Osaka and Kvitova chase fairytale finish in Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka is one win from a second straight grand slam after the high drama of her US Open win while Petra Kvitova has battled back from injuries caused by an intruder in her homeSascha Bajin, for seven years a hitting partner for Serena Williams, is…

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‘It’s been a long journey’: Petra Kvitova reaches first grand slam final since knife attack – video

Petra Kvitova has reached the first grand slam final of what she is calling her “second career” after defeating Danielle Collins at the Australian Open.In 2016, the Czech player’s career was derailed when a man attacked her with a knife in her own home…

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Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka’s power sets up final against Petra Kvitova

Osaka’s brutal hitting defeats Karolina Pliskova 6–2, 4–6, 6–4Kvitova unpicked surprise package Danielle Collins 7–6 6–0Naomi Osaka kept her hopes of winning back-to-back grand slam titles alive by dispatching Serena Williams’ conqueror Karolina Plisko…

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‘They were happy tears,’ says Kvitova after beating Barty – video

Petra Kvitova has advanced to her first grand slam semi-final since surviving a brutal knife attack by a burglar in her home town in the Czech Republic two years ago. The World No 6 beat Ashleigh Barty 6-1, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of t…

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Petra Kvitova beats home favourite Barty to enter Australian Open last four

• Czech secures first Melbourne Park semi-final in seven years• The world No 6 will play American outsider Danielle CollinsSentiment counts for little in sport but what there is left in Melbourne this week will be split in the semi?finals between a for…

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Petra Kvitova beats home favourite Barty to enter Australian Open last four

• Czech secures first Melbourne Park semi-final in seven years• The world No 6 will play American outsider Danielle CollinsSentiment counts for little in sport but what there is left in Melbourne this week will be split in the semi?finals between a for…

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Petra Kvitova v Ashleigh Barty: Australian Open quarter-finals – live!

Australian Open updates from the quarter-final matchSerena Williams too hot for Halep in tense battleFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.32am GMT On the Rod Laver Arena at the moment, Danielle Collins is smashing Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…

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Caroline Wozniacki v Petra Kvitova: WTA Finals – live!

WTA Finals updates from the match in SingaporeStephens beats Osaka in battle of US Open championsFeel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 1.41pm BST Second set: Wozniacki* 7-5, 0-1 Kvitova (*denotes server): Looking for a quick response, Kvito…

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US Open 2018 day four: Kerber, Kvitova, Federer and more – live!

Updates from the second round at Flushing MeadowsYou can email Katy here or tweet @KatyMurrellsBattling Murray bows out against VerdascoDay four order of play at the US Open 4.27pm BST Weather watch. Federer will be pleased to hear it won’t be quite a…

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Wimbledon day two highlights: Nadal cruises through as Kvitova suffers shock exit – video

The world No 1 Simona Halep and defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza, along with British hope Johanna Konta, escaped the continuing carnage in Wimbledon’s women’s draw with first-round wins. Two-time former champion Petra Kvitova blamed increa…