Alexander Zverev and Petra Kvitova Win Madrid Open Titles
(May 13, 2018) Alexander Zverev and Petra Kvitova hoisted champions trophies this weekend at the Madrid Open. On Sunday. the German Zverev stopped Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 to claim his third Masters Series 1000 title, second on clay. Thiem, who also reached the final last year, beat last year’s titlist Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Zverev is now the fifth active player with at least three Masters titles, along with Rafael Nadal (31), Novak Djokovic (30), Roger Federer (27) and Andy Murray (14).
“It’s a great feeling. Hopefully this will not be my last,” said the world No. 3 after the match.
“I just couldn’t maintain my level from the match against Rafa and the match yesterday against Anderson,” No. 7 Thiem said. “That was the problem today.”
On Saturday, Petra Kvitova beat Kiki Bertens 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3 to win the women’s title for the third time, the first woman to achieve the feat. It’s the Czech’s 24th career title on the WTA Tour.
Kvitova leads the tour with four titles this year, her best-ever start of a season in her career. She also lifted trophies in St. Petersburg, Doha and Prague.
Kvitova and Bertens will both move up in the rankings on Monday to rise to No.8 and No.15, respectively.
Men’s Singles – Final
 A. Zverev (GER) d  D. Thiem (AUT) 64 64
Men’s Doubles – Final
N. Mektic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT) d  B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) 53 Ret. (B. Bryan – right hip)
Women’s Singles – Final
 P. Kvitova (CZE) d K. Bertens (NED) 76(6) 46 63
Women’s Doubles – Final
 E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d  T. Babos (HUN) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) 26 64 10-8