10 th WTA TITLE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova won her first title in six months when she beat Sara Errani 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday.
Kvitova also beat the Italian en route to her previous title — her ninth — in New Haven on the eve of the U.S. Open.
Despite her improving game, Kvitova downplayed her latest success.
“I am not thinking like this is a turning point or turning tournament for me,” said Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011. There are “a lot of great players in the top, and that’s hard to beat them. I’m still thinking about my game. That’s the priority for me.”
“She was hitting so strong, making winners everywhere,” Errani said. “I had to change something to try to win the match, and I did in the second…
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