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.