MADRID (AP) — Naungusan ni Petra Kvitova sa krusyal na sandali si Kiki Bertens para makopo ang Madrid Open nitong Sabado (Linggo sa Manila).
Naselyuhan ni Kvitova ang 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 panalo sa matikas na backhand shot sa larong muntik nang umabot sa tatlong oras.
“Everything that I had in my body, I just tried to put it out, even if it was very, very tough today,” sambit ni Kvitova, kampeon din sa Prague Open sa nakalipas na lingo.
“In the third set (.) I was really thinking that I can’t do it anymore. But then when you step (into) the shot again, you are just trying to hit the return, you play the rally, the serves, whatever. We both should be very proud of this beautiful final we played.”
Ito ang ikatlong Madrid clay title ni Kvitova na nag-reyna rin dito noong 2011 at 2015.
“It really hurts right now,” sambit ni Bertens. “Maybe tomorrow or next week or in a few weeks I can really look back on a great week and know I’m on the right way.”