14 Aug 2012

Kvitova overcomes wobble to claim Montreal title

3:19 pm on 14 August 2012

The tennis World number six Petra Kvitova overcame a mid-match slump to claim her first title of the season with a 7-5 2-6 6-3 victory over China's Li Na in Montreal Cup final.

In an entertaining but erratic encounter between two former major winners, Kvitova's first tournament win since last October will lift the Czech's confidence ahead of the U.S. Open starting at the end of the month.

Li, who remains without a title in 2012 after losing finals in Sydney, Rome and now Montreal, will return to the top 10 in the world rankings despite the loss.