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Kvitova wins first WTA title at Hobart

Updated: January 16, 2009, 9:06 AM ET
Associated Press

HOBART, Australia -- Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic made her first WTA final a winning one, beating compatriot Iveta Benesova 7-5, 6-1 on Friday at the Hobart International.

The 18-year-old broke her Fed Cup teammate's serve twice in the first set before powering away from her more experienced rival in the second set. It was the first all-Czech WTA final since 2005.

Benesova, ranked No. 41, reached the Hobart final in 2006 and was trying to win her first WTA tournament ...

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