Petra Kvitova Wins 2013 Toray Pan Pacific Open

Petra Kvitova (click to enlarge)

Petra Kvitova capped a week of great play in Japan by winning the 2013 Toray Pan Pacific Open. The 2011 WTA Player of the Year showed what she is capable of when playing in conditions she favors. While Petra can sometimes melt in the summer heat of the American hard court season, she comes alive indoors on fast tracks. She did have a lapse in the second set, getting the dreaded bagel dropped on her by Angelique Kerber, but in the end Kvitova started and ended the match in fine form, triumphing in the all-left handed final 6-2 0-6 6-3. The win is Petra’s 11th WTA title and moves her up to 7th in the Race to Istanbul for the Tour Championship. If she continues to play as she did in Tokyo this week, she should have no problem securing her spot in the tour finale. As a fan, it’s wonderful to see Petra play to her ability. If she could find a way do so consistently, she could have a long run at the top of the WTA.

singles – Final
[7] PETRA KVITOVA (CZE) D [5] ANGELIQUE KERBER (GER) | 6 – 2 | 0 – 6 | 6 – 3 |  




CARA BLACK and SANIA MIRZA (Doubles Champions)

with Cara Black’s son, Lachlan


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