Petra Kvitova claims WTA title No 21 with St Petersburg win

Petra Kvitova dropped just three games as she easily beat Kristina Mladenovic in the final of the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy.

The two-time Wimbledon winner hit 16 winners and served seven aces as she saw off her French opponent 6-1, 6-2 in one hour and five minutes on Sunday.

Mladenovic was broken twice in each set as Kvitova won the 21st WTA Tour singles title of her career. The trophy also means that her streak of winning at least one title every year since 2011 is still alive.

“This was a special tournament for me,” the Czech, who beat Julia Goerges, Jelena Ostapenko and Elina Vesnina earlier in the tournament. “All week, I played unbelievable matches and I really had to fight to make the final.”