WTA Tour: Petra Kvitova wins Madrid Open

Last Updated May 12 2018, 20:45Tennis
Petra Kvitova with the Madrid Open trophy
Petra Kvitova with the Madrid Open trophy

Petra Kvitova claimed a hard-fought victory over Kiki Bertens to land a record third Madrid Open title on Saturday.

In a match that lasted two hours and 53 minutes, the 28-year-old recorded a 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3 triumph over her Dutch opponent to add the trophy to her 2011 and 2015 crowns.

After overcoming Czech compatriot Karolina Pliskova in straight sets to extend her winning streak to 10 matches on Friday, Kvitova found it tougher going against the clay specialist.

After clinching her fourth title of the year, 10th seed Kvitova told the WTA: "I know I missed this event last year, but it's made it sweeter to be standing with the trophy."

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