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Kvitova cruises past Cibulkova to win Wuhan Open
2016-10-08

  

 

  Petra Kvitova (R) of the Czech Republic poses with Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the awarding ceremony for the women's singles final at the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 1, 2016. Kvitova claimed the title of the event after beating Cibulkova 2-0 in the final. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

  Petra Kvitova won her first WTA title in 2016 on Saturday as she snatched a dominant victory over Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the Wuhan Open.

  The Czech wrapped up an easy final victory in just 62 minutes in a lop-sided match, 6-1, 6-1 over Cibulkova.

  Kvitova scored a total of 57 points compared to Cibulkova's 28 and hit nine aces. Cibulkova had to wait until the fifth game to see her second point after grabbing the opening point of the match in the first set.

  Cibulkova broke Kvitova's serve in the fifth game thanks to two double faults from the Czech and that's the only game under her name in the set. The Slovak managed to clinch only the third game in her serve in the second set and that's all the resistances she was capable of.

  "I should take the positive from all matches I played here and just try to do the same as I did all week here because it was kind of good," said Kvitova.

  Kvitova will move up to No. 11 in the WTA rankings after coming into the tournament at No. 16, which was her lowest ranking since May 2011. She will also move from No. 21 to No. 12 in the "Road to Singapore".

  For Cibulkova, she's assured of a new career-high ranking on Monday. By making the final she will be No. 8 in WTA rankings and will also be No. 7 in the Road to Singapore.