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WTA Odds N' Ends: Kvitova's Tokyo Feats

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Published September 30, 2013 12:01

WTA Odds N' Ends: Kvitova's Tokyo Feats
Petra Kvitova

It was a memorable week for Petra Kvitova at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, as her victims en route to the title included two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams and former Top 5 player Angelique Kerber.

- With her second WTA title of the season and 11th of her career, Kvitova continued to climb the list of most WTA titles among active players. Here are all of those who are in double digits:
1. Serena Williams: 55
2. Venus Williams: 44
3. Maria Sharapova: 29
4. Caroline Wozniacki: 20
5. Victoria Azarenka: 17
6t. Jelena Jankovic: 13
6t. Svetlana Kuznetsova: 13
6t. Nadia Petrova: 13
6t. Agnieszka Radwanska: 13
10. Vera Zvonareva: 12
11t. Ana Ivanovic: 11
11t. Petra Kvitova: 11
11t. Anabel Medina Garrigues: 11

- With her 62 06 63 defeat of Kerber, Kvitova became the first player since Polona Hercog at Bastad in July 2012 to lose a set 6-0 in a WTA final and go on to win the match.
- Kvitova improved to 11-4 in WTA finals.

Jovanovski Conquers Ningbo
Bojana Jovanovski had to work especially hard in the last couple of rounds en route to the title at the inaugural Yinzhou Bank International Women's Tennis Open.

In the semifinals against Johanna Larsson, Jovanovski trailed 64 53 and was two points from defeat at 64 54, 30-0, but rallied to victory. And in the final versus Zhang Shuai, Jovanovski was down a set and a break before mounting another successful comeback. That gave Jovanovski 11 wins in her last 12 matches, as she won her second WTA title in Tashkent two weeks before winning her first WTA 125K Series title in Ningbo.

Zhang had plenty to be proud about, though, as in addition to her runner-up showing in singles, she was triumphant in the doubles final alongside first-time partner Chan Yung-Jan. In fact, the duo did not even surrender more than three games in a set all week.

Black & Mirza Master Tokyo
Cara Black and Sania Mirza overcame two match points in the match tie-break against Chan Hao-Ching and Liezel Huber in the Tokyo doubles final to secure the title in their first outing together.

It was Black's 56th WTA doubles title and Mirza's 18th. That broke a tie Black was in with Wendy Turnbull for 13th place on the Open Era WTA doubles titles list:
1. Martina Navratilova: 177
2. Rosie Casals: 112
3. Pam Shriver: 106
4. Billie Jean King: 101
5. Natasha Zvereva: 80
6. Lisa Raymond: 79
7. Jana Novotna: 76
8. Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario: 69
9t. Gigi Fernández: 68
9t. Helena Sukova: 68
11. Larisa Neiland: 66
12. Rennae Stubbs: 60
13. Cara Black: 56
14. Wendy Turnbull: 55
15. Liezel Huber: 53

Ranking Risers
- Eugenie Bouchard ascended 10 spots to a career-high No.36 in making her Top 40 debut.
- Tokyo semifinalist Venus Williams was the Top 100's biggest climber in going from No.63 to No.38.

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