Eastbourne International Final LIVE: Petra Kvitova defeats Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to win Eastbourne International final

Eastbourne International Final LIVE: No.14 seed Kvitova charged past defending champion and No.8 seed Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to win…

Eastbourne International Final LIVE: Petra Kvitova defeats Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to win Eastbourne International final
Eastbourne International Final LIVE: Petra Kvitova defeats Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to win Eastbourne International final

Eastbourne International Final LIVE: No.14 seed Kvitova charged past defending champion and No.8 seed Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Rothesay International championship for the 29th WTA singles title of her career. Follow Eastbourne International updates on InsideSport.IN 

Eastbourne International Final LIVE: Petra Kvitova defeats Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to win Eastbourne International final

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Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014, is now 5-1 in grass-court finals. The Czech’s only previous loss in a grass-court final came at 2011 Eastbourne, when she finished runner-up to Marion Bartoli in a clash between future Wimbledon champions.

The 32-year-old Czech becomes the fifth player over the age of 30 to win a title this year, joining Simona Halep (Melbourne Summer Set 1), Angelique Kerber (Strasbourg), Tatjana Maria (Bogota) and Zhang Shuai (Lyon).

Kvitova picked up her first singles title since her triumph at Doha in March of 2021, 15 months ago. Ostapenko’s nine-match winning streak on the lawns of Eastbourne came to an end. The former French Open champion used her powerful groundstrokes well, but she never got a handle on the Kvitova lefty serve and was also broken three times.

Playing on the grass is very special for me every time,” the 32-year-old Czech player said in her on-court interview. “It’s the best preparation for Wimbledon, as well.”

Eastbourne International Final LIVE: Petra Kvitova defeats Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to win Eastbourne International final

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