Petra Kvitová loses to Sharapova at China Open final

05-10-2014 updated

The reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová lost to Russia’s Maria Sharapova 4-6,6-2,3-6 in the final of the China Open on Sunday. Kvitová who thus lost the chance to move to N 2 on the world ladder, said she regretted the lost game, but was happy with her overall performance over the past fortnight which had confirmed her good form and mental strength.