Kvitova beats Kerber to win Tokyo title
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.