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Petra Kvitova won women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis tournament

Jan 17, 2015 18:43 IST

Petra KvitovaPetra Kvitova of Czech Republic on 16 January 2015 won the women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis tournament. She won the title defeating Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 7-6, 7-6 in the final.

This is the 15th career title won by former Wimbledon Champion and World No 4 Kvitova. She won the Wimbledon Championship twice in 2011 and 2014 respectively.

Pliskova, on the other hand, finished her 2014 season with more aces than any other player apart from Serena Williams of the US. With this tournament she was ranked 22 and this is the first she was in the top 20.

The Sydney International also called Apia International Sydney is a tune-up event before Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament on the tennis calendar.

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