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Kvitova downs Kirilenko in New Haven final

Aug. 25, 2012 at 6:18 PM   |   Comments

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second tournament of the month Saturday, downing Russian Maria Kirilenko to take the New Haven Open at Yale.

The Czech Republic native stormed back from a 2-5 deficit during a long first set to overcome Kirilenko 7-6 (11-9), 7-5, adding the New Haven crown to her Aug. 13 Rogers Cup win in Montreal.

The victory was the ninth overall in the career of 22-year-old Kvitova, who fired seven aces Saturday en route to the winner's circle.

Seventh-seeded Kirilenko reached her first U.S. tour final by defeating four-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, who was forced to retire with a knee injury in Friday's semifinal.

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