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Kvitova captures Dubai title

2013-02-23 19:46
Petra Kvitova (AFP)

Dubai - Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova scored her biggest success in 15 months when a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 victory over Sara Errani earned her the Dubai Open title on Saturday.

The hard-hitting 22-year-old Czech looked as though she was going to swamp the French Open finalist from Italy when she won the first four games and the first set in little more than half an hour.

But Errani adapted her tactics well, taking time away from Kvitova with earlier ball-striking and net rushes, and was rewarded with six games in a row in the second set.

But Kvitova took a comfort break, recovered her timing, and finished again looking like an improved player and a potential Grand Slam challenger again.


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