Kvitova wins Linz, Bartoli stays in the hunt for YEC

Petra Kvitova claimed the Linz title yesterday with a dominant performance over Dominika Cibulkova winning 6-4 6-1. Everything seemed to come together perfectly for Kvitova this week as she made the perfect preparations for the year-ending-championships (YEC) in Istanbul next week. This week sees the final week of tournaments in Moscow and Luxembourg. Vera Zvonareva…

Kvitova edges Jankovic to make Linz Final

Petra Kvitova defeated Jelena Jankovic, 4-6 6-4 6-3 in a terrific semi-final in Linz. I thought this would be a comfortable victory for Kvitova much like her 6-2 6-2 quarter-final win over Daniela Hantuchova yesterday, but I underestimated how good Jankovic’s defence is and how she can make her opponent play one more ball. Jankovic…

China Open – Well done Aga!

Radwanska completed a double triumph as she claimed her first Premier Mandatory title and backed up her win in Tokyo by beating Andrea Petkovic in a fantastic final, 7-5 0-6 6-4. I only saw snippets of the first set but both players gave their all and the stats were mighty impressive… Radwanska hit 32 winners…