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Petra Kvitova wins WTA Championships

Updated: October 30, 2011, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova won her first WTA Championships title on Sunday, beating Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 for a victory that will also put her at No. 2 in the world rankings.

Kvitova raced to a 5-0 lead in the first set, but Azarenka rallied to level it at 5-5. The Czech player finally converted her fifth set point when Azarenka's forehand sailed out.

Azarenka settled into a consistent baseline game in the second set and clinched it with a forehand ...

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