Kvitova on Madrid challenge: ‘It’s almost like a Grand Slam

MADRID, Spain – In a season marked by the success of the younger generation of WTA stars, 29-year-old World No.2 Petra Kvitova has been holding it down for the veterans. In a season that has already seen three teenage champions, as well as the tour’s biggest titles won by players aged 22-and-under, Kvitova is doing [see more]

Qualifier Teichmann wins Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) — Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann rallied in the decisive set to defeat Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 in the Prague Open final on Saturday for her first WTA title. The 21-year-old Teichmann was 2-0 down, and broken again by her 22-year-old Czech opponent for 3-2, but came back once more before converting [see more]

Konta in tears but progress evident

  From ESPN Johanna Konta broke down in tears after her Australian Open ended with a quarterfinal demolition by Serena Williams. Konta looked set to test the American following her superb run in form, but the British No. 1 was outclassed Wednesday on Rod Laver Arena, as she went down 6-2, 6-3. It is a mark of [see more]