Sixty-three minutes was all it took for Petra kvitova to end her 13-month title drought, overpowering dominika cibulkova 6-1, 6-1, to win the DONGFENG MOTOR WUHAN OPEN 2016.
Kvitova produced the latest in a series of brilliant performances in Wuhan, piercing Cibulkova's defenses at will to romp home, 6-1, 6-1, and recapture the trophy she also won in 2014.
"Wuhan, it's really one of my favorite cities. It was a great crowd all well, there were some incredible matches for me and I'm really happy that I can stand here as a champion again," Kvitova said.
In the opening game, Kvitova set out her stall, firing down a sequence of perfectly placed deliveries to hold serve with barely a minute on the clock. She would finish with nine aces, but the rest of her game was equally impressive. In the next game, a brilliant stretching backhand pass helped her to a break to love.