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Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová faces French player Marion Bartoli in
the fourth round at the US Open on Sunday; Kvitová is the only female
player in 2012 to reach at least the quarterfinal stage at three grand
slam events. On Friday, the left-handed player defeated another
player, Pauline Parmentier, 6:4, 6:4.
Earlier, RP reported that Kvitová was playing in the quarterfinals on Sunday. RP regrets the error.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has reached the US Open fourth round; Kvitová is the only female player in 2012 to reach at least the quarterfinal stage at three grand slam events. On Friday, the left-handed player defeated Frances’ Pauline Parmentier 6:4, 6:4. The former Wimbledon champion faces Marion Bartoli on Sunday.
The fifth seed at the US Open, Petra Kvitová, has advanced to the third round. The left-handed Czech player, who is the only female player to reach three Grand Slam quarterfinals so far this year, was able to overpower France’s Alize Cornet in straight sets. The final score was 6:4, 6:3. Kvitová, last year’s Wimbledon and WTA Championships winner, will next face another French player Pauline Parmentier.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has made it past the first round at the final grand slam event of the season, the US Open. She defeated Slovenian opponent Polona Hercog, 65th in the WTA rankings. The first set came down to a tie-break which Kvitová won, and the Czech fully dominated the second. The final score was 7:6 (6), 6:1.
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Petra Kvitová beat Maria Kirilenko 7-6 (9), 7-5 on Saturday to win the New Haven Open, the Czech star's second WTA tournament title in three weeks. The second-seeded Kvitová trailed 5-2 in the second set before reeling off five consecutive games for the victory that avenged a loss to the Russian in the Olympic quarterfinals.
In Sports News this Monday: In football, Czechs lose to Ukraine in pre-qualification friendly while action continues in Gambrinus Liga; in tennis, Olympic silver medallists Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká win doubles title at Cincinnati; and in basketball, the Czech team is second in qualification for next year’s European championships.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has won her first title of the season when she beat China’s Li Na 7:5, 2:6, 6:3 at the final of the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal, Canada, on Monday. The Czech was losing 1:3 in the first set but saved a break point and eventually took the set. She lost the second set but in the third, she improved and won a key break point in the sixth game. Kvitová, who was knocked out of the Olympic tournament’s quarterfinals, moved up one position to 5th place in the WTA rankings.
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