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Czech Kvitova captures New Haven title

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova claimed her second title of the season by beating Maria Kirilenko 7-6 (11/9), 7-5 in the final of the WTA Tour’s New Haven Open on Saturday. The 22-year-old second-seeded Czech earned her ninth singles title by hammering seven aces and winning 56 percent of her first-serve points in the two hour, seven minute match. The hardcourt tournament served as a tune-up for the US Open which begins on Monday in New York. Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011, outlasted Kirilenko in a marathon opening set that took more than an hour. She then rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the second by winning five consecutive games. “In the tie-break I just played point by point — I wasn’t thinking about the score,” Kvitova said. “In the end it was pretty close and I’m really glad I won it.”



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