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Sharapova, S. Williams head to 3rd round

Sharapova, S. Williams head to 3rd round

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Maria Sharapova finished strong and Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams were impressive throughout in second-round wins Thursday at Wimbledon.
Sharapova tops Wimbledon women's seeding

Sharapova tops Wimbledon women's seeding

LONDON, June 20 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, who won this year's women's titles at the French and Australian opens, are seeded 1-2 for the Wimbledon Championships.

Sharapova, Serena set up Madrid meeting

MADRID, May 10 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams set up a quarterfinal matchup at the Madrid Open Thursday with very different sorts of victories.

Defending Madrid champ Kvitova ousted

MADRID, May 9 (UPI) -- Defending champion Petra Kvitova fell in an upset while red-hot world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka continued her winning ways Wednesday at the Madrid Open.

Azarenka, Sharapova to vie in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, April 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and No. 2 Maria Sharapova each logged semifinal wins in Germany Saturday, setting up a title tilt at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Czechs advance to Fed Cup finals

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, April 22 (UPI) -- Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova downed Francesca Schiavone Sunday, handing the Czech Republic a Fed Cup semifinal win over Italy.

Kvitova tops Stosur in WTA semifinals

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated U.S. Open winner Samantha Stosur in Saturday's semifinals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.

Kvitova wins fifth title of the year

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova won her fifth title of the year Sunday with a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Dominika Cibulkova at the Generali Ladies Linz,
Venus, Sharapova advance at U.S. Open

Venus, Sharapova advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova, both former U.S. Open champs, each advanced with victories on Monday's opening day of the 2011 event.
Sharapova, Kvitova clash Saturday

Sharapova, Kvitova clash Saturday

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova goes after her fourth Grand Slam title Saturday, taking on Czech left-hander Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon women's final.
Kvitova reaches Wimbledon women's finals

Kvitova reaches Wimbledon women's finals

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova Thursday defeated Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, reaching Saturday's women's final at Wimbledon.

Bartoli outlasts Kvitova at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Marion Bartoli of France won the title at the Eastbourne tournament in a final grass-court tuneup before Wimbledon.
Kvitova wins Madrid Open

Kvitova wins Madrid Open

MADRID, May 8 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova defeated Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Sunday, winning the Madrid Open for her third championship of 2011.
Azarenka, Kvitova to play for Madrid title

Azarenka, Kvitova to play for Madrid title

MADRID, May 7 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova each won in straight sets Saturday and earned spots in the finals of the Madrid Open tennis tournament.
Belgium, Czechs tied in Fed Cup semis

Belgium, Czechs tied in Fed Cup semis

CHARLEROI, Belgium, April 16 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic and Belgium were tied in the Fed Cup semifinals Saturday after splitting two singles matches.
Kvitova tops Clijsters in final in France

Kvitova tops Clijsters in final in France

PARIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova upset top-seeded Kim Clijsters in straight sets Sunday and won the GDF Suez Open tennis tournament in Paris.

Clijsters, Kvitova move to Paris finals

PARIS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters and Petra Kvitova will meet in the finals of the Paris Indoors after winning their respective semifinals matches on Saturday.

Kanepi, Kvitova advance at Paris Indoors

PARIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Seeds Kaia Kanepi of Estonia and Czech Petra Kvitova each collected first-round wins Tuesday at the GDF Suez Open indoors event in Paris.

Czechs defeat Slovaks in Fed Cup quarters

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova's reverse singles win Sunday handed the Czech Republic a victory over Slovakia in the Fed Cup quarterfinals.
Czechs up 2-0 over Slovaks at Fed Cup

Czechs up 2-0 over Slovaks at Fed Cup

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic took a 2-0 in the Fed Cup quarterfinals Saturday with singles wins over the neighboring Slovak Republic in Bratislava.
Kvitova picks up second WTA championship

Kvitova picks up second WTA championship

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova collected her second WTA title with a straight-set win Saturday over Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International in Australia.
Petkovic-Kvitova final set for Brisbane

Petkovic-Kvitova final set for Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Andrea Petkovic and Petra Kvitova posted upset wins Friday and advanced to the finals of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Australia.

Sharapova gains Memphis semifinals

MEMPHIS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Russian Maria Sharapova Thursday moved into the semifinals of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & the Cellular South Cup tennis event in Memphis.
Kvitova notches Memphis first-round win

Kvitova notches Memphis first-round win

MEMPHIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova claimed a first-round win Sunday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Tenn.
Czechs, Germans 1-1 at Fed Cup tennis

Czechs, Germans 1-1 at Fed Cup tennis

BRNO, Czech Republic, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Wins by Petra Kvitova and Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld Saturday left the Germans and the Czechs tied, 1-1, at the Fed Cup quarterfinal at Brno.
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