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Kvitová slowly returns to the top in Australian Open

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:21 PM

'I felt very well throughout those 3 weeks I played in Australia,' says Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova

BAD LUCK. Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova aims to win a Grand Slam title in 2019. Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP

WATCH: Osaka embraces pressure, eyes 'Naomi Slam'

Jan 27, 2019 - 4:23 PM

'I'm not going to lie and say that thought hasn't crossed my mind,' Naomi Osaka on eyeing the French Open and Wimbledon titles next

PUMPED UP. After winning back-to-back Grand Slam titles, 21-year-old Naomi Osaka says she’s hungry for more. Photo by Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia/AFP

WATCH: Guess who's world No. 1… me! – Osaka

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Japan's Naomi Osaka says she's shocked to pull off the win that propelled her to the top of the world ranking

JOY. Naomi Osaka gets to relish her Grand Slam win this time unlike her tearful title romp in the US Open. Photo from Australian Open

New world No. 1: Osaka rules Australian Open

Jan 26, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Japanese star Naomi Osaka becomes the first Asian to hold the world's top tennis ranking

BACK-TO-BACK. Naomi Osaka outlasts Petra Kvitova to capture her second straight Grand Slam crown. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

WATCH: Djokovic, Nadal set up Australian Open title showpiece

Jan 26, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal prove to be unforgiving in their march to the 2019 Australian Open final

HISTORIC. Records are in sight in the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal title duel. Photos from AFP

Osaka sets up Australian Open final with Kvitova

Jan 24, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Japanese star Naomi Osaka outlasts Karolina Pliskova in the semifinal to reach a second straight Grand Slam title decider

BIG TARGET. Naomi Osaka bids to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015 to rule the US and Australian Opens back to back.Photo by David Gray/AFP

Nadal kills curse of 100 club at Wimbledon

Jul 04, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The world number one avoids falling victim to a player ranked outside the top 100 for a 5th time

FOCUSED. Spain's Rafael Nadal says he feels ‘positive’ after breezing through the Wimbledon opener. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Madrid champion Kvitova dismisses French Open talk as 'crazy'

May 13, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Despite winning her 4th title this year, world number 10 Petra Kvitova says a Grand Slam is a different story

THIRD TRIUMPH. Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova bags her 3rd Madrid Open title after downing unseeded Kiki Bertens. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Sharapova ousted at US Open, says it's been 'a really great ride'

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova rallies to eliminate the 5 time Grand Slam champion

COMEBACK. 'Reflecting back on the week, I can be happy,' says Maria Sharapova. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFP

Wimbledon: Venus in tears, Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

World number 3 Stan Wawrinka is the opening day s biggest casualty losing to Russian debutant Daniil Medvedev while there were emotional comeback wins for Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka

DEFEATED. Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017. Medvedev won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Adrian Dennis/AFP

Kvitova attacked by knife-wielding burglar

Dec 21, 2016 - 1:06 AM

The Dnes daily says the 26 year old world number 11 had cuts on her left hand in which she holds the racket after fighting the burglar

INJURED. This file photo taken on November 12, 2016 shows Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova on November 12, 2016 in Strasbourg, eastern France, during the Fed Cup final tennis match between France and Czech Republic. Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Federer, Serena in cruise control as teen duo rock US Open

Aug 27, 2014 - 10:08 AM

UPDATED Federer and Serena found themselves sharing the headlines on the second day at Flushing Meadows with teenage upstarts CiCi Bellis and Borna Coric

RISING STAR. Catherine Bellis reacts after defeating Dominika Cibulkova during their women's singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open on August 26, 2014, New York City. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Quick-fire Kvitova crushes Bouchard to win Wimbledon title

Jul 05, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Petra Kvitova produced a brilliant display of power hitting to secure her second Wimbledon title

POWER-HITTER. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic returns to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during their women's singles Wimbledon final match. Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Bouchard faces Kvitova in Wimbledon final debut

Jul 05, 2014 - 6:28 PM

Playing in her first Grand Slam Canadian Eugenie Bouchard who is drawing comparisons with Maria Sharapova is focused on her game

NEW TENNIS DARLING? Canada's Eugenie Brouchard is bound to turn more heads as she makes her Grand Slam debut. Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

No hangover for Lisicki after shocking Serena

Jul 02, 2013 - 4:37 PM

Sabine Lisicki isn t about to be complacent after her shocking win over world number one Serena Williams

Murray rises; Serena into 4th round

Mar 24, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Andy Murray and Serena Williams advanced to the next round in Miami by dispatching separate foes

Serena makes short work of Pennetta

Mar 22, 2013 - 7:08 PM

World number one Serena Williams didn t encounter much trouble in disposing of Flavia Pennetta in Miami

Sharapova gains Indian Wells semis

Mar 14, 2013 - 7:45 PM

Maria Sharapova downed Sara Errani in straight sets to gain a semifinals seat in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells California