WTA New Haven Open: Petra Kvitova storms into final

Last Updated: 24/08/13 11:18am

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Petra Kvitova: Won in just 50 minutes

Petra Kvitova: Won in just 50 minutes

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Defending champion Petra Kvitova reached the final of the New Haven Open with a straight-sets hammering of fellow-Czech Klara Zakopalova.

The world No 9 romped to a 6-0 6-1 win in just 50 minutes and will face an intriguing final against Romania's rising star Simona Halep in the final.

Kvitova had fought through three three-set matches en route to the semi-finals but this win over her close friend was much more straightforward.

Zakopalova won just 23 of the 76 points in the match. She won just three points in the second set before holding serve, closing to 5-1 with her only game of the match.

"It was nice to finally have a two-setter," Kvitova told the WTA Tour's official website.

"I was asked in a press conference this week if I prefer shorter matches. And I said, 'of course, I prefer shorter matches but it's not always up to me'."

Romania's Halep knocked out fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 7-5.

Halep, who will play Britain's Heather Watson in the first round at the US Open, has been in brilliant form this summer and has won three of her last six tournaments.

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