KATOWICE, Poland – After dropping 61 60 scorelines on her last two opponents, it was pretty clear she was in top form – from the baseline to the net and from her powerful forehands to her slice backhands, Roberta Vinci was just too sharp against Petra Kvitova in the final of the BNP Paribas Katowice Open, winning a tight first set then cruising to victory against the World No.8, 76(2) 61.
“I played a really good game today,” Vinci said after the match.
“It was a very tough match against Roberta today,” Kvitova said.
Vinci now has eight WTA titles,
Vinci’s first eight Top 10 wins included two in 2005 (No.10 Anastasia Myskina at Eastbourne and No.10Patty Schnyder at Luxembourg), one in 2009 (No.10 Flavia Pennetta at Tokyo), one in 2011 (No.1Caroline Wozniacki at Toronto), two in 2012 (No.7 Angelique Kerber at Montréal and No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska at the US Open) and two already in 2013 (No.6 Kerber and No.9 Sam Stosur at Dubai).
What’s next for Vinci? “Next is Fed Cup,” the Italian said. “I’m going to Palermo tomorrow and we’re playing the Czech Republic on the weekend, so I’ll probably play against Petra again pretty soon!
“But it’s a different story – Fed Cup is totally different. We’ll see what happens, but I’m playing in confidence and we’d like to win against the Czech Republic, so we’ll all be trying our best.”
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