Wimbledon Favorite Kvitova Cruises Into Birmingham Final, Rybarikova Next

Kvitova strolls into Birmingham semis

Petra Kvitova hit back from a set down to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.

From there though, she ran away with it as it was a poor tie-break from the Czech whose frustration was evident, although she kept thigs competitive through the second set where she finally got the advantage to lead for 4-3 with a break.

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.

The 28-year-old is yet to drop a set this week, and today's win was her 51st career victory on grass. Goerges had the firepower to really try and match the Czech from the back of the court and the German has gained so much belief on this surface after making the Mallorca final a year ago, but Kvitova's standards on this surface are that much greater and it showed in this straight sets win today. "So far this season is incredible, and I really can't imagine a better season so far". It was tough to fightback but I was relaxed and it paid off afterwards. We know each other so long. The amusing thing is that we played against each other only in semi-finals or finals. "I think it's nice to see someone who you are friends with in the final".

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"Everyone else said, no chance, don't play, give up. When I broke her serve, it was a little bit kind of better for me".

A double fault from Rybarikova led to another break and her continual errors ensured the match was swiftly levelled. "She put so much pressure on. That's really good for me". The only in-person meeting in 2015 in new haven the Ukrainian won in two sets (6:3, 6:0). I mean, the first match, that was unbelievable match for me, to beat Karolina [Pliskova].

West End singing star Emma Hatton will get Sunday's Nature Valley Classic finals day off to the ideal start by performing a series of musical favourites on court ahead of the singles final at Edgbaston Priory Club.

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