Kvitova Wins Stuttgart Open

World number three, Petra Kvitova, beat Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-6(2) to win Stuttgart’s Porsche Grand Prix on Sunday.


It was Kvitova’s second title of the year as she prepares for next month’s French Open.

The two-time Wimbledon champion broke her opponent to go 4-2 up in the first set, and served out the set on the indoor clay court in Germany.

But the Czech was made to work much harder in the second set, as she had to save two set points at 5-4, when the Estonian restricted her to the baseline.

Kontaveit, who got a walkover into the final after top seed, Naomi Osaka, pulled out from their semi-final clash due to injury, missed her chances and allowed Kvitova to come back.

Kvitova then raced to a 6-0 lead in the tiebreak, before sealing victory two points later.

“Thank you to everyone. It was an amazing atmosphere, an incredible scene with full crowds,” Kvitova said after winning the championship.

“I am looking forward to coming back next year again.”

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