Saturday, February 27, 2021

Petra Kvitova usurps Simona Halep, snatches world number two spot

Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova poses with the trophy as she celebrates victory over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit in their final match at the WTA Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on April 28, 2019 (AFP)

Paris, April 29: Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic snatched world number two spot from Romanian rival Simona Halep in the latest WTA rankings released Monday.
Thanks to her win in Sunday’s Stuttgart WTA tournament final, her second victory on clay this season, Kvitova is just 136 points adrift of top-ranked Naomi Osaka, eliminated in the semis in Germany. (AFP)