| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:18 PM
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Taylor Townsend has surely watched Serena Williams dominate first-round opponents at Grand Slams over the years.
This time, the 18-year-old was on the business end of it at the U.S. Open.
Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:55 AM
A veteran and a fast-rising newcomer will play in Saturday’s Wimbledon women’s final.
In Friday's semifinals, Petra Kvitova, 2011 champion here, played her friend and fellow Czech Republic Fed Cup member Lucie Safarova and beat her, as...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:03 AM
WIMBLEDON, England -- Petra Kvitova produced a majestic performance to end Eugenie Bouchard's hopes of becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-0 win in the Wimbledon women's singles final on Saturday.
Much had been made of...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard, 6-3, 6-0, in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.
The Czech left-hander completely outplayed the 20-year-old Canadian --...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:47 AM
The comeback attempt of a five-time Wimbledon champion fell short here Friday, when Venus Williams was ousted by Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
Williams turned 34 on June 17, has a syndrome that brings symptoms of fatigue, and appeared to tire...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray showed another dominant display in overpowering Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to move to the fourth round.
“It’s been a good first week, now I can rest up and be ready for Monday,” the third-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:26 AM
LONDON - Rising stars Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard will meet in the semifinals at Wimbledon after winning quarterfinal matches in straight sets Wednesday.
The third-seeded French Open runner-up Halep won the last 11 games to beat last year's...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 11:51 AM
NEW YORK -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long list of women's upset victims at the U.S. Open when she was ousted in the third round on Saturday by 145th-ranked qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.
The 21-year-old Serb fell onto her back in...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:46 PM
NEW HAVEN — Petra Kvitova and Magdalena Rybarikova have been good friends for the past six or seven years. But they haven't played each other since 2011, in an International Tennis Federation event in Prague, which Rybarikova won.
They will face...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
NEW HAVEN — The friendship was forged when they faced each other for the first time in 2007.
In the years since, Petra Kvitova and Magdalena Rybarikova have practiced together and developed a bond. When each advanced to the Connecticut Open final,...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:13 PM
This year, tennis fans have watched three major tournaments, seen six different champions in the men's and women's singles, and known full well that was just the warmup.
Monday, the U.S. Open begins its 14-day run of terror, torture and testosterone....