Kvitova beats Svitolina to claim WTA Elite title

Petra Kvitova overcame a poor start to win the season-ending WTA Elite trophy with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Elina Svitolina in Zhuhai, China.
Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova
Kvitova began slowly and trailed 4-1 in the opening set after struggling to hold serve and making a string of unforced errors. The big-hitting Czech, however, eventually found her range with her first serve and cranked up the aggression to win the next five games in quick succession and wrap up the opening set. Kvitova carried her momentum into the second, sweeping aside her Ukrainian opponent to secure victory in one hour and 10 minutes. “She played a little bit more aggressively than me in the beginning of the match. So I was trying to get the rhythm to play a little bit more aggressively,” Kvitova told reporters.

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