Kvitova feeling it on the grass

Since the Open era began in 1968, a total of 42 women have won at least one Grand Slam singles title. Some 23 went on to win multiple majors and -- if you do the math -- 19 didn't.

And so, Kvitova has two days to contemplate her place in tennis history. There is a world of difference between being a "one-Slam wonder" like Sam Stosur or Ana Ivanovic or Francesca Schiavone and a two-time winner, such as Amelie Mauresmo, Li Na or Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Afterward, Kvitova said she didn't feel like the favorite in the match.

"She really seems that she is confident in her game right now," Kvitova said of Bouchard. "She's moving very well. She's playing aggressively from nearby the baseline. I think she's confident right now."

And on the mostly green grass of Centre Court, so is Kvitova.


In a third-round battle of U.S. juniors, New York City's Noah Rubin prevailed over No. 2-ranked junior Francis Tiafoe 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 in a third-round match. Rubin, 18, attends John McEnroe's Long Island tennis academy ... No. 6 seed Stefan Kozlov handled Japan's Naoki Nakagawa 6-3, 7-6 (2) ... Taylor Harry Fritz defeated Francisco Bahamonde of Argentina 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-3 ... No. 11 seed Michael Mmoh fell to No. 8 seed Johan Sebastien Tatlot of France 7-5, 6-3 ... No. 3 seed on the girls' side, Tornado Alicia Black, was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Katie Boulter of Great Britain ... Michaela Gordon was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Maia Lumsden of Great Britain ... The 21-year-old Nebraskan Jack Sock has reached the semifinals of the men's doubles tournament. He and partner Vasek Pospisil of Canada defeated Alexander Peya and Bruno Sores 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4. Now they play the dangerous No. 5 seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek.

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