On Oct. 1, 2016, at the Optics Valley International Tennis Center, Petra Kvitova won the Wuhan Open. In the final, the Czech defeated Dominika Cibulkova in 2 sets. The scores were 6-1 and 6-1. As a result of this victory, Kvitova is in the 11th place of the WTA ranking.
The Czech qualified for the final after winning against Simona Halep in the semifinal. She adjudicated the victory in 2 sets. The scores were 6-1 and 6-2.
Moreover, in the third round of the Wuhan Open, the 26-year-old tennis player removed Angelique Kerber from the competition. The latter is the current ranking leader of the Women’s Tennis Association. She dethroned Serena Williams after winning the U.S. Open.
Cibulkova Entered the WTA Top 10
On the other hand, Cibulkova gained her place in the Wuhan Open’s final after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova. The semifinal ended in 3 sets. The scores were 6-3, 3-6, and 4-6.
As of this result, Cibulkova entered the WTA Top 10. The Slovak occupies the 8th position, reaching a new career high.
2016 China Open
In October, both Kvitova and Cibulkova will compete in the 2016 China Open. The competition takes place between Oct. 3 and 9, at the National Tennis Center.
The 18th edition of the Chinese event will develop in the absence of Williams, who struggles with a shoulder injury.
Written by Bianca-Ramona Dumitru
Edited by Jeanette Smith
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