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Kvitova upsets Clijsters in Paris

ESPN staff
February 13, 2011
Petra Kvitova won her third tour title in an upset against Kim Clijsters © Getty Images

Petra Kvitova caused an upset as she defeated new world No. 1 Kim Clijsters in the final of the Paris Open.

The Belgian was alarmingly flat in a match in which her service was broken five times, with Kvitova taking the first set 6-4 before closing out a straight sets victory with a 6-3 second set triumph.

It took the third seed just an hour to defeat the reigning US and Australian Open champion - who will officially take her place atop the world rankings on Monday - securing her third WTA Tour title.

"It's nice to win today against Kim because she is world No. 1, I think it's my biggest achievement," Kvitova said afterwards.

Elsewhere, Daniela Hantuchova won the fourth tour title of her career with a straight sets victory over Sara Errani in the final of the Pattaya Open.

The 27-year-old was hardly stretched throughout the game, breaking her eighth-seeded opponent's serve on six occasions to win 6-0 6-2.

"I really focused on my play, point by point, not giving away anything," Hantuchova said afterwards. "I was just trying to get the job done and I was really hungry for another title.

"I just showed that I really can focus and I'm mentally and physically strong."

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