Kvi­tova beats Bertens for 3rd Madrid Open ti­tle

Ten­nis

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - SPORT -

Pe­tra Kvi­tova out­lasted Kiki Bertens 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 to claim a record third Madrid Open ti­tle yes­ter­day.

The two-time Wim­ble­don win­ner cel­e­brated the hard-fought match when Bertens hit a back­hand long on the fi­nal point.

The 10th-seeded Kvi­tova edged Bertens on the Caja Mag- ica's clay court in 2 hours, 51 min­utes.

She pre­vi­ously won Madrid in 2011 and 2015. This third win took the Czech's ca­reer to­tal to 24 ti­tles, in­clud­ing four in the first five months of 2018.

On the men's side, Do­minic Thiem beat Kevin An­der­son 6-4, 6-2 to ad­vance to the fi­nal.

Pe­tra Kvi­tova with the winners tro­phy

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