Montreal: Petra Kvitova overcame a mid-match slump to claim her first title of the season with a 7-5 2-6 6-3 victory over China's Li Na in the Montreal Cup on Monday.
In an entertaining but erratic encounter between two former major winners, the fifth seed's first tournament win since last October's WTA Championship will lift the Czech's confidence ahead of the U.S. Open starting at the end of the month.
"It is great to have a good result in the Montreal Cup before the U.S. Open. Finally I have played well," the world number six told reporters.
"It is a great preparation. I have played some good matches here and I hope that I can continue that."...more
11:51 AM, Aug 14, 2012