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Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Aegon Classic Birmingham Women's Singles Final - Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty to win the title Sunday June 25,2017

Petra Kvitova showed she will be a serious contender at Wimbledon after beating Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-3 6-2 to win the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday June 25,2017, in just her second tournament since returning from a knife attack injury.

The Czech, a Wimbledon winner in 2011 and 2014, suffered a knife attack during a robbery at her home in December 2016 that left her with a damaged hand and sidelined her until last month's 2017 French Open.

The 27-year-old not only looked untroubled by her hand this week but she also looked back to her best with her explosive serve often too much for Barty on Sunday as she produced 13 aces.

She served out for the title in emphatic fashion -- to love and ending with an ace -- and celebrated in her typical understated style, with a broad smile

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