Petra Kvitova comes from a set down to defend the title

Jun 27, 2018, 04:31
Petra Kvitova comes from a set down to defend the title

Defending champion Petra Kvitova will take on 2009 victor Magdalena Rybarikova in Sunday's Nature Valley Classic singles final at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham.

The Czech, 28, broke Rybarikova's serve twice in the second set and three times in the third to seal a 4-6 6-1 6-2 win.

Goerges had the firepower to really try and match the Czech from the back of the court and the German has gained so much belief on this surface after making the Mallorca final previous year, but Kvitova's standards on this surface are that much greater and it showed in this straight sets win today.

"I know definitely she likes to play on the grass, she reached the semifinals previous year during Wimbledon".

"Amazing statistics this week", Kvitova said.

Twelve months ago there was some concern about Petra Kvitova as she took to the court for just the second time in the 2017 season as she made her comeback to the tour. "I really managed to focus and play well", Buzarnescu said after the match.

"Maybe she was even favored because she beat me before, and I think it was a very good match and we had some fun".

"I am always expected to win, so it is never easy", Kvitova said. She's in good form as we see.

The last time met at a tour level was in the New Haven final, where the Czech prevailed.

Petra Kvitova on her way to victory during day seven of the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory, Birmingham, Sunday June 24, 2018.

"She's a great player, incredible on grass. So it'll be fun to watch and fun to play, hopefully". "She's a really great player and she's the favorite of this match". During practice, we played here today, but during the match, it's going to be something totally different. "This is an unbelievable result for me". Standing at 182cm, the left hander is able to generate plenty of speed on her serve, as well as from her groundstrokes.

In Mallorca, Garcia went down 6-3, 6-3 to Sofia Kenin, with Lucie Safarova, another seed, also knocked out by Tatjana Maria.