Kvitova soars in Montreal
Czech secures first title of the year at Rogers Cup
Last Updated: August 14, 2012 11:06am
Petra Kvitova: title in Montreal sealed with a kiss
Petra Kvitova won the Rogers Cup in Montreal, defeating Li Na in three sets in the final.
The fifth seed won the first set 7-5 when she converted her fifth set point, but was pegged back by Li in the second, losing it 6-2.
However, the 2011 Wimbledon winner regained her composure to defeat her Chinese opponent in two hours 17 minutes,
The 6-3 success in the decider made sure of victory for Kvitova, now ranked 11 in the world.
It was the 22-year-old Czech's first tournament win of the year, against someone who was also seeking to get off the mark.
Kvitova, who picked up $US 385,000 as a result of the success, said afterwards: "I am very glad that I won this title to start the North American hardcourt season."
Li said: "Today wasn't my day but I am very happy with way I played this week."