Tags: Kvitova, Petra

2019 U.S. Open Highlights: Coco Gauff Wins the Night

ImageOn Thursday night, Coco Gauff defeated Tímea Babos, a 26-year-old qualifier from Hungary, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.CreditUli Seit for The New York Times In just the second United States Open singles match of her life, 15-year-old Coco Gauff did an excellent impression of a veteran on Thursday night: keeping her cool, measuring her risks and making the…

French Open: Caroline Wozniacki Loses; Petra Kvitova Withdraws

PARIS — Caroline Wozniacki went from playing a perfect set to start her French Open campaign to quickly fading away against an opponent who had never previously won a Grand Slam match. In a performance emblematic of a difficult season, Wozniacki, a former No. 1 and last year’s Australian Open champion, lost Monday in the…

Power Players Learn to Love — Well, Like — the Clay

ROME — Karolina Pliskova, who won the Italian Open on Sunday, has something in common with Madison Keys and Petra Kvitova, who also claimed titles on clay this spring: it’s their least favorite surface. The three play fairly similar games, built on first-strike power tennis and minimal movement — a combination that is often ineffective…