World number three Petra Kvitova beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-6(2) to win Stuttgart’s Porsche Grand Prix for her second title of the year as she prepares for next month’s French Open. Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, broke her opponent to go 4-2 up in the first set and served out the set a little later on the quick indoor clay courts in Stuttgart.
The Czech had to work much harder in the second set as she had to save two set points at 5-4 as Kontaveit had her pinned to the baseline. However, the Estonian, who received a walkover into the final after top seed Naomi Osaka pulled out from their last four clash due to injury, missed her chances and allowed Kvitova to come back. Kvitova raced to a 6-0 lead in the tiebreak before sealing victory two points later.
- Petra Kvitová is a Czech professional tennis player.
- Known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and variety, Kvitová turned professional in 2006 and has won 27 career singles titles, two of which are Grand Slam titles, the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and in 2014.
- She also won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- Kvitová is currently the highest-ranked Czech player as well as the highest-ranked left handed player in the world.