Petra Kvitova overcomes Kiki Bertens to win third Madrid Open crown

Petra Kvitova continued her recent brilliant form to see off Kiki Bertens and win the Madrid Open.

The Czech star claimed the title for the third time, but had to battle for nearly three hours in an absorbing contest.

Bertens, playing in her first Premier final, put up a tremendous fight, but eventually succumbed to a 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3 defeat.

It was Kvitova’s 30th win of the season and fourth trophy, makingher the form player on the WTA tour.

Bertens, meanwhile, will rise to a career-high number 15 in the rankings following her performance in the Spanish capital.