Powerful Czech rising star Petra Kvitova has downed countrywoman Iveta Benesova 7-5 6-1 to win the Moorilla Hobart International – her first WTA title.
“I don’t know if I can call her a friend anymore,” the gracious Benesova joked with the crowd.
“We are sharing a room but I think I will kick her out tonight.
“It was your choice,” the classy Benesova told her younger rival.
Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta won the doubles title, defeating Ukrainian sisters Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko 6-2 7-6(4).
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