Petra Kvitova Wins Madrid Open

Petra Kvitova claimed her second Madrid Open title after demolishing Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2 in straight sets at Caja Magica on Saturday.  The Czech came into the match as the favourite having recorded her first ever win over Serena Williams in the semis to reach the final, while her opponent had to get past Maria Sharapova to book her place in the final.  Kvitova was on top form from the get go as Kuznetsova had to call a time out to deal with what seemed like an injured thigh.

Nonetheless Kvitova took the first set with relative ease.  Kvitova showed no mercy to her Russian opponent as she turned the screw to win the second set 6-2 having hit 33 winners for 14 unforced errors during the match in a major boost with Roland Garros just a fortnight away now.