Kvitová beats Mladenovic for St. Petersburg title

The Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has won the St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy. Kvitová overcame Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-2 in Sunday’s final for her first title of 2018. The Czech was the first wild card to reach the final of the WTA competition, which she was taking part in for the first time.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, who is 27, is currently ranked 29th in the world. Her highest placing, achieved in November 2011, was second.