(September 28, 2013) In an all-lefty final, 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Angelique Kerber 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo on Saturday for her second title of the year.
“I’m very happy I could win this final today,” Kvitova sais. “For me the whole tournament was great – I felt good all week on the court. I really enjoyed my week here and it’s even better to come away with the title.”
“Petra was playing very well in the first set – in the second set I started to play my game, and I tried to do the same thing in the third set, but she started playing tougher again and moved better,” said the losing finalist. “I was trying to give my best but she was better at the end, so all credit to her.”
The win will move Kvitova up to No. 7 in the world from No. 11 when the rankings come out on Monday, putting her in contention for a place in the WTA Year-End Championships in Istanbul.
For the Czech it’s her 11th the career title. Back in February, Kvitova won a title in Dubai.