Kvitova downs Kerber in all-lefty Tokyo final|
Tokyo, Japan (Sports Network) - Seventh seed Petra Kvitova downed fifth-
seeded Angelique Kerber, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, in the final of the 2013 $2.37 million
Pan Pacific Open tennis event.
Kvitova was just 1-2 all-time against Kerber entering the match, but took care
of the German southpaw with relative ease. The Czech fired off five aces, and
saved 6-of-10 break points
Kvitova improved to 11-4 in her career finals, including 2-2 this season. She
also won in Dubai.
"I'm very happy I could win this final today. For me the whole tournament was
great -- I felt good all week on the court," Kvitova said. "I really enjoyed
my week here and it's even better to come away with the title."
Kerber, meanwhile, fell to 2-5 in her career finals.
Kvitova received $426,000 for the win, and Kerber took home $213,000.
09/28 07:46:02 ET