Kvitova wins New Haven for the third time in four years

Petra Kvitova

After Caroline Wozniacki’s reign in New Haven from 2008 to 2011, Petra Kvitova overtook the event, winning the title in the three of four years that followed, 2012, 2014 and 2015, while in 2013 the world No.5 finished runner-up. In today’s all-Czech final, Kvitova beat Lucie Safarova and is now 7-0 in career meetings with the compatriot.

Five of those seven matches featured tiebreaks, including today’s encounter in which the first set, after twelve holds, had to be decided in a tiebreak. The fourth-seeded Safarova won that tiebreak, but overall Kvitova proved to be a stronger one, finishing the match 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2, without dropping serve even once. Seed No.2 Kvitova faced just one break point, in that marathon opening set.

This is the 17th title of the two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova.

As you can see, Safarova is not desperate about the loss, as she shouldn’t be 🙂

Kvitova’s winning apparel: the white Nike Fall Slam Breathe Tank and the red Nike Fall Victory Print Skirt.

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6 thoughts on “Kvitova wins New Haven for the third time in four years

  1. Gregoire Gentil

    On the photo (from Monreal I guess… http://www.womenstennisblog.com/2015/08/13/azarenka-bests-kvitova-in-toronto-gallery/), Kvitova wears long sleeves. Azarenka too. Is it available somewhere? The one on Tennis Warehouse is not the same: no zipper. There is one on Midwest sports but the Nike logo is not the same. BTW, I’m looking for the men version! There are a few Nike long sleeves but they don’t seem to be as well designed as women’s, plus it’s not in white and without zippers.

  2. Marija Post author

    Gregoire Gentil, wait, but have you seen the men version anywhere, on anyone? Does it even exist? Men’s and women’s collections are not coordinated.

  3. Jim

    Saw this final. I am getting so tired of the two players (Safarova and Kvitova) wearing the same outfit and same color scheme in the same match. Come on, get together before the match and someone pick another color at least.

  4. Marija Post author

    Jim, agree, but that is aparently not that easy and neither is it a priority. Sometimes it can be hard to watch when players look exactly the same. I remember one of the recent Australian Opens, when half the field was dressed in yellow, and a dozen of Adidas players looked the same.

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