Result: Petra Kvitova clinches Dubai Championships

Result: Kvitova clinches Dubai Championships
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Petra Kvitova clinches her first WTA title of the year with a three-set victory over Sara Errani at the Dubai Championships.

Petra Kvitova has won her first WTA title of the year with victory over Sara Errani in the final of the Dubai Championships.

The Czech world number eight saw off the Italian world number seven 6-2 1-6 6-1.

"It was up and down, but I can say I was focused and calm, which was important after the second set," said Kvitova.

"It was important to stay in the game and to do my best and to be aggressive."

The title is the 10th of former Wimbledon champion Kvitova's career.

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