Petra Kvitova wins second straight New Haven final

Saturday August 29th, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)—Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6–7 (6), 6–2, 6–2 in the all-Czech Republic final.

It's the third time Kvitova has won the tournament, putting her one behind Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki for the tournament record. Kvitova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in the 2013 final.

After dropping the first set in a tiebreaker, Kvitova broke Safarova's serve for the first time in the third game of the second set. From there, she took control.

In the doubles final, Germany's Julia Goerges and the Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka beat Taiwan's Chia-Jung Chuang and China's Chen Liang 6–3, 61.

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The final attendance for the tournament was 51,946, up more than 4,800 from last year.

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