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Topic - Petra Kvitová
She will play the winner of the later semifinal between French Open finalist and No. 3-seeded Simona Halep of Romania and Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, the 13th-seeded player and only woman to have advanced to all three Grand Slam semifinals this year.
It was third time lucky for Bouchard — she had lost both previous semifinals in Grand Slam tournaments this year. She won on her sixth match point and has not dropped a set in six matches.
Williams lost 5-7, 7-6 (2), 7-5 to 2011 Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova. The length of the match was no surprise — the sixth-seeded Kvitova, who broke No. 30 Williams for the first time in the last game of the 2 hour, 30-minute match, had won three of the four previous matches and all had gone to three sets.
It was a long, hard-fought victory for Svetlana Kuznetsova, and it seems to have made her feel like a champion again. An eight-time French Open champion, that is.
Germany will take on the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final after both countries wrapped up their semifinal victories by winning the first reverse singles on Sunday.
The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.
The Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over defending champion Italy in their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches in straight sets.
At several moments during her match, Luksika Kumkhum said her heart shook. She told herself not to look at the stands. She'd never seen such a huge tennis stadium.
Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was upset in the first round of the Australian Open by Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
SYDNEY (AP) — Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova reached her first WTA final by beating second-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Sydney International on Thursday.
The 2011 Wimbledon champ beat 92nd-ranked Misaki Doi of Japan 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday at the U.S. Open. She has never made it past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Nadal and Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.
The 15-time Grand Slam winner will replace top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in next week's rankings after coming from a set down to beat former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open.
Serena Williams spent most of the past week downplaying the prospect of returning to the top of the rankings. Then it happened and she couldn't hold back the tears.
Kimiko Date-Krumm is the oldest woman in the Australian Open draw at 42, with some competitors less than half her age still in high school.
"She's a really tough player, especially on grass," she said.
"She won here I don't know how many times," she said. "I lost against her in the Australian Open. It was very quick. I'm not favorite, so I can play just my game and just play and enjoy."