Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/6/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic plays a forehand in her second round match against Serena Williams of the United States of America during day four of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 to win the Pan Pacific Open title on Saturday. The seventh-seeded Kvitova hit a crosscourt forehand to the corner to close out the match in 1 hour, 39 minutes. After failing to win a game in the second set, Kvitova recovered to take a 4-0 lead in the final set. Kerber then fought off three match points before Kvitova capitalized on her fourth attempt. ''I felt a little slower in the second set,'' Kvitova said. ''I gave away a few easy points and she was waiting for that so I just told myself I had to be more aggressive in the third set and that was the difference.'' Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, won her 11th career title and second of the year. Kerber had been trying to win her first of the year and third overall. Kvitova will move up to No. 7 in the world rankings from her current spot of 11th. ''It's always a great feeling if you win a title at a tournament,''...
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