Petra Kvitova beats Magdalena Rybarikov to retain her Nature Valley title

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Petra Kvitova came back from a set down to retain her Nature Valley Classic’s title, beating Magdalena Rybarikov on Sunday.

Kvitova was forced to fight hard against the unseeded player, taking the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Rybarikova won the opening set, drawing Kvitova to the net with the Czech player netting her return.

It was the first set that Kvitova had dropped a set all week.

Rybarikova immediately put her opponent under pressure in the second but Kvitova held strong to race to a 3-0 lead.

The Birmingham defending champion found her stride and took the second, 6-1, taking the match to a decider.

Although Rybarikova served first in the final set she soon found herself trailing as Kvitova broke immediately.

That set the tone for the decider with the Czech racing to the 3-0 lead and ultimately her third victory on the grass at the Nature Valley Classic.

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