Czech Petra Kvitova made her first WTA final a winning one, beating countrywoman Iveta Benesova 7-5 6-1 at the Moorilla Hobart International.
The 18-year-old Kvitova and the 25-year-old Benesova are close friends, Fed Cup teammates, they have the same coach, and they even shared a room during the Hobart tournament.
The world No.49 Kvitova broke Benesova’s serve twice to win the first set, before powering away from her more experienced rival in the second set.
The 2009 Hobart International final was the first all-Czech WTA final since 2005. (photo via Moorilla Hobart International)