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Kvitova dominates Cibulkova to win Wuhan

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic kisses the trophy after winning the women's singles final at the WTA Wuhan Open in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (Chinatopix via AP)

WUHAN, China (AP) Petra Kvitova overpowered Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-1 Saturday to win the Wuhan Open for her first title of the year.

The 14th-seeded Kvitova, who won the inaugural tournament in 2014, hit nine aces and converted six of seven break points to post her fifth win over a Top 20 player this week.

"Wuhan, it's really one of my favorite cities," said Kvitova, who defeated top-ranked Angelique Kerber in the third round. "It was a great crowd as well, there were some incredible matches for me and I'm really happy that I can stand here as a champion again."


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