The Courier-Mail

All over Sa­farova


SEC­OND-seeded Pe­tra Kvi­tova won her sec­ond straight Con­necti­cut Open ti­tle yesterday, beat­ing fourth­seeded Lu­cie Sa­farova 6-7 (68), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Re­pub­lic fi­nal.

It’s the third time Kvi­tova has won the tour­na­ment, putting her one be­hind Venus Wil­liams and Caro­line Woz­ni­acki for the tour­na­ment record. Kvi­tova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in the 2013 fi­nal.

Af­ter drop­ping the first set in a tiebreaker, Kvi­tova broke Sa­farova’s serve for the first time in the third game of the sec­ond set.

From there, the 25-year-old Kvi­tova took con­trol.

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