Tags: Kvitova, Petra

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…

Acknowledging Distractions, Novak Djokovic Loses at Miami Open

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — In what is usually one of his most successful stretches of the season, top-ranked Novak Djokovic fell short of expectations for the second time this month, losing, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, to No. 22 Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round of the Miami Open on Tuesday afternoon. After gaining a foothold…