Petra Kvitova has won the Mutua Madrid Open 2011. Even though touted by many as the underdog to win Sunday’s finale, she won versus an in form Victoria Azarenka in straight sets 7-6, 6-4. With her win at the Mutua Madrid Open, Kvitova forces her way into the top 10 of the WTA Tour ranking for the first time. Her tournament win is the third title she has won in 2011. She first won the Brisbane International and then Open GDF in Paris.
“I was very nervous and perhaps that was the problem,” said Kvitova, who will be the sixth Czech player to reach the top-10 when she jumps to No. 10 in the WTA rankings coming out Monday. “I think it’s the best tennis that I’ve played. I was very offensive.”
Azarenka, who will reach an all time high ranking of 4 on Monday on the WTA Rankings, praised her opponent:
“She played great this week, (she) deserved it,” said Azarenka
Enjoy the photos. Credit ofcourse to Ralf Reinecke!