Kvitova beats Kerber to win Tokyo title

by: AP September 28, 2013

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TOKYO (AP)—Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final Saturday for her second title of the year.

The seventh-seeded Kvitova won with a crosscourt forehand to the corner to close out the match in 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, will move up to No. 7 in the world rankings from her current spot of 11th.

Kvitova claimed her 11th career title, while Kerber missed out on winning her first of the year and third overall.

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