Petra Kvitova dialed it back to her former Slam-winning Top 10 days in China, rolling over Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-1 to win her first title in over a year at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
“Wuhan, it’s really one of my favorite cities,” said Kvitova after winning her second title in three years in the city. “It was a great crowd all well, there were some incredible matches for me and I’m really happy that I can stand here as a champion again.”
Kvitova won 17 of the first 18 points in the championship rout.
In the semifinals the Czech upset Simona Halep, and in the third round upended world No. 1 Angie Kerber.
Ranked outside the Top 10, Kvitova will use the title as a springboard entering the China Open this week in Beijing and a run at a spot in the year-ending WTA Finals.
Kvitova improved to 18-6 in career finals while Cibulkova dropped to 6-10, and 2-3 in 2016.
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