WTA WUHAN and TASHKENT: It's Czech Mate as Kvitova and Pliskova win Titles!

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WTA WUHAN and TASHKENT: It's Czech Mate as Kvitova and Pliskova win Titles!

In the two finals that were played out in Wuhan and Tashkent, the two Czech players, who contested the final in both tournaments came out on top. Though the manner of each player winning the title came about differently, it was still a comprehensive win – coming after a comprehensive week of play – for both.

The following are the detailed reports of the outcome of the two finals: Wuhan Petra Kvitova was at her dominant best as she crushed past Dominika Cibulkova to win her second title in Wuhan, and her first title this season.

Kvitova won 6-1, 6-1 in 62 minutes, compiling a total of 28 winners to her opponent’s mere two. The tally of winners that Kvitova hit throughout the week was a staggering 143, and barring her match against Angelique Kerber she was largely untested by her other rivals.

The world no. 16, seeded 14th in Wuhan, had nine aces and three double faults in the final to Cibulkova’s zero aces and three double faults. Kvitova put in fewer first serves as compared to Cibulkova, 52% to 64%, but won a humongous 96% points on her first serves to Cibulkova’s mere 33%.

She also converted six of the seven break points on Cibulkova’s serve and saved three of the four break points on her serve. Tashkent Kristyna Pliskova won her maiden WTA singles title after defeating Nao Hibino in an hour and 46 minutes, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

The fourth seeded Hibino was attempting to defend her title that she'd won in the tournament last year. Pliskova hit 10 aces and had no double faults to Hibino’s total of four aces and double faults each. She put in 54% of her first serves compared to the 73% that Hibino put, but managed to win slightly better margin of points on them – 68% to Hibino’s 63%.

She also won 47% points on her second serves to Hibino’s 36%. Additionally, she also converted four of the eight break points she had on Hibino’s serve and saved three of the six break points she faced on her serve.

Brief Scores Summary Wuhan Open [14] Petra Kvitova (CZE) def. [10] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-1, 6-1
Tashkent Open Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) def. [4] Nao Hibino (JPN) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 Also Read Novak Djokovic withdraws from Beijing!