Vinci upsets top-seed Kvitova

ESPN staff
April 14, 2013
Roberta Vinci now has eight WTA tour titles following victory in Poland © AP

Roberta Vinci defeated top-seed Petra Kvitova 7-6(2) 6-1 to claim the BNP Paribas Katowice Open in Poland.

A tight opening set lasted 69 minutes as second-seed Vinci took it on the tie-break, before dominating World No. 8 Kvitova throughout the second set and win her eighth WTA Tour title.

"I played a really good game today," Vinci told the WTA official website. "Petra was playing very well and very aggressively in the first set, getting a lot of first serves in, but I stayed with her and won the tie-break.

"Things were better in the second set, probably because she was a little bit tired.

"But everything was working for me all week. I'm happy I was able to beat such a tough opponent and win this title."

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