Rosol Wins Winston-Salem; Kvitova Can Take No. 1 at US Open
by Staff | August 24th, 2014, 11:02 am

Lukas Rosol saved match points in the final, and Petra Kvitova showed her Wimbledon-winning form in capturing titles days before the kick-off of the US Open.
The 29-year-old Rosol saved two match points to defeat Jerzy Janowicz 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open final on Saturday.

“I waited patiently to see if he would give me a chance on his serve, and he did,” Rosol said. “I didn’t start out well, but I finished strong.”

Rosol has reached the quarterfinals or better in his last five tournaments entering the US Open, and will climb to a career-high No. 27 on the ATP Rankings.

Kvitova didn’t drop a set all week, in the Connecticut Open final beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-2 for her second title of the year.

“There were a few times where I was pushing her, but then I would miss the last shot,” Kvitova said. “I think I just lost my concentration a little bit at times in the first set. But the most important thing was I broke her for the set, and then kept my concentration.”

Kvitova was 0-2 after her first two events on the US Open Series.

“It wasn’t really great in Montreal, but I still felt pretty good over there,” she said. “It was also my first tournament after Wimbledon. I had a bad loss against Makarova though, and in Cincinnati I struggled a lot, not really finding my confidence. It was a really difficult few weeks for me.”

According to the WTA, the world No. 4 Kvitova, along with the No. 2 Simona Halep, will have a chance to wrestle the world No. 1 ranking away from Serena Williams at the US Open.

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6 Comments for Rosol Wins Winston-Salem; Kvitova Can Take No. 1 at US Open

Humble Rafa Says:

Rosol is an insult to the game. He should be permanently banned for tipping over my properly lined up water bottles.

tennis lessons Says:

Rosal is the man! I’m glad to see him at the top of his game…

Super Says:

Humble Rafa is hilarious as usual!

This year’s US Open is looking to be an interesting tournament for both the men’s and women’s.

Humble, since you won’t participate, who would you rather win the men’s singles title?

SG1 Says:

I think HR’s response would be something like this:

“It is a tennis tournament played on an American driveway. Does it really matter who wins it if I’m not there?”

Humble Rafa Says:

“It is a tennis tournament played on an American driveway. Does it really matter who wins it if I’m not there?”

You are moving in the right direction. But an American driveway is giving too much credit to the US open. I prefer it to a fish market, where nobody plays attention. A lot of commotion. And tennis is played in the middle.

SG1 Says:

HR…appreciate the input. I’ll keep praticing. Any tips that you and Uncle Toni could provide would be helpful.

Just want to be ready in case you get another injury that affects your ability to type. Someone would have to jump in and cover for you while you recover.

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