Stuttgart, Germany, hosted the latest WTA Tournament, as No. 3 seed Petra Kvitova took on No. 8 seed Anett Kontaveit at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Kvitova, who had already won one title in January of this year, was challenging to become the first woman this year to win multiple trophies and after a hard fought match came out victorious 6-3, 7-6(2). Kvitova saved two set points at 5-4 in the second set, before recovering and reaching the tiebreak, where she took control to victory.
"I played Anett a few tiebreaks in the past, and I almost lost all of them, which wasn’t really nice going to the tiebreak," said Kvitova. "My last service game actually I played amazing. I really had the great serves over there, and I was just continuing in the tiebreak from the beginning. So, I think I was pretty patient and I was just there and trying not to really be that hectic, as probably like I was before." To see highlights of the exciting final match click on the video link below.
For the first time in WTA Tour history, the first 18 tournaments of the year yielded 18 different champions. Since 1986, when the tour readjusted its schedule to begin in January, there have been only three instances of a streak of different champions extended past the first two months of the season. In addition to the unprecedented level of depth and parity, 2019 has seen a concerted youth movement develop with three teenage champions and the tour's four biggest titles of the hardcourt season were won by players aged 22 and under. To read more about the incredible start to the 2019 WTA season this year, click below. here.