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February 04, 2012

Washington Post: Czechs, Russia in control in Fed Cup with 2-0 leads; Italy and Serbia concede ties

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova took more than two hours to put the defending champion Czech Republic in control of its Fed Cup tie with Germany, while a surprise loss by Italy's Francesca Schiavone gave Ukraine a boost on Saturday.

SkySports: Kvitova puts Czechs in control

Petra Kvitova dug deep to get the Czech Republic's Fed Cup defence off to a strong start on Saturday. The Czechs faced a tricky first-round trip to Germany, but they came through the first day well, establishing a 2-0 lead with two hard-fought victories.

Bloomberg: Czech Replublic Leads Germany in Fed Cup Tennis as Kvitova Wins

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova helped Czech Republic take a 2-0 lead over Germany in the first round of tennis’s Fed Cup. Kvitova defeated Julia Goerges 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 in Stuttgart, Germany, to leave the defending champion Czechs needing one win from tomorrow’s three matches to advance to the semifinals of women’s tennis’s top team competition.


January 24, 2012

Worcester Telegram: Petra Kvitova beats Ana Ivanovic at Australian Open

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova recovered from an embarrassing miss and a two-game lapse to beat Ana Ivanovic, 6-2, 7-6 (2), today for a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals.


January 23, 2012

The Australian: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has got it all: Martina Navratilova

Petra Kvitova is the spiritual owner of the world No 1 ranking because she has a better record over the top players, according to Martina Navratilova.

CBSSports.com: Kvitova overcomes embarrassing gaffe, powers into quarterfinals

Up a set and leading 5-3 in the second, Petra Kvitova appeared headed for a routine victory against former French Open winner Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday.


January 22, 2012

TennisEarth.com: Petra Kvitova vs. Ana Ivanovic - 2012 Australian Open Match Preview

World No.2 Petra Kvitova takes on former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic for a place in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Australian Open, season's first Grand Slam event being played here in Melbourne, Australia.

The Age: Ivanovic a threat to Kvitova

Adopted Aussie Ana Ivanovic has emerged as a deadly threat to Petra Kvitova's world No. 1 aspirations after booking a heavyweight Australian Open showdown with the explosive Czech.


January 21, 2012

Telegraph.co.uk: Australian Open 2012: Ana Ivanovic faces biggest test against Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova

Serbian former world No 1 is regaining form at just the right time but must overcome toughest hurdle so far to progress at the Australian Open.

Fox News: Kvitova, Sharapova, Serena reach Aussie round of 16

Second-seeded Petra Kvitova, seeded Maria Sharapova and five-time champion Serena Williams were a round winners Saturday at the Australian Open. The Wimbledon and WTA Championships titlist Kvitova was pummeling 27th- seeded Maria Kirilenko 6-0, 1-0 when the Russian glamour girl retired because of a thigh injury on Day 6 of the fortnight.


January 19, 2012

WTA Tour: Kvitova Battles Past Suárez, Serena Wins

Several seeds were picked off on a hot and windy Thursday afternoon at the Australian Open but the top ones all managed to pull through, none coming closer to losing than Petra Kvitova, who had to hang on tight to survive talented Spaniard Carla Suárez Navarro, 62 26 64.

 

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