Kvitova wins Nature Valley Classic title

Petra Kvitova is yet to drop a set in this years Nature Valley Classic beating three top 30 players on her way to the semifinals

In the final, she'll meet Wimbledon semifinal Magdalena Rybarikova who was a 7-6 (1), 6-4 victory over Kvitova's countrywoman Barbora Strycova.

Kvitova has been impressive, winning every match in straight sets and not conceding more than four games in any set throughout the tournament.

The Czech No. 2 behind Karolina Pliskova is also through to her fifth final of the year, and has now overtaken Simona Halep with the most wins on tour this season, with 36. "I really managed to focus and play well", Buzarnescu said after the match.

"I just tried to go on the court, play my own game and focus on each point and take it as an ordinary match".

She won the Birmingham title in 2009.

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A double fault from Rybarikova led to another break and her continual errors ensured the match was swiftly levelled.

The Czech star, who has yet to drop a set in Birmingham this week, continued her serene progress with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over her Romanian opponent. "She's such a tricky player and she's amazingly talented".

That, however, was on clay - and on grass right now Kvitova looks better than anyone. "She has a little bit of a different serve as well". It was tough to fightback but I was relaxed and it paid off afterwards.

Kvitova and Rybarikova were the only two former champions in the 32-player singles draw and each already has a place on an illustrious list of former winners which includes Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Li Na, Maria Sharapova, Pam Shriver and Magdalena Maleeva.

"[Magdalena and I] have been practicing here this week, we always practice when we're in tournaments together", Kvitova said. Grass is her best surface, as illustrated by her run to the Wimbledon semifinals previous year, so expect her to put up a good fight against her more fancied opponent. She likes to mix the game a lot, approaching to the net, playing volleys, playing slice. But on the other hand, I felt good on the court from the first rounds. "I think it's nice to see someone who you are friends with in the final". I mean, the first match, that was wonderful match for me, to beat Karolina [Pliskova].

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