Tennis - Kvitova joins Rybarikova in WTA New Haven final

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Tennis - Kvitova joins Rybarikova in WTA New Haven final
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NEW HAVEN, CT - AUGUST 22: Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns a shot to Samantha Stosur of Australia during the Connecticut Open at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale on August 22, 2014 in New Haven, Connecticut. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/ELSA)

- Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova in the final of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Friday, after both players won their semis in straight sets.

Fourth-ranked Kvitova fired 11 aces in defeating Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1, while earlier Friday at the US Open hardcourt warm-up event Rybarikova hit seven aces in a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Italy's Camila Giorgi.

Second seed Kvitova, the 2012 New Haven winner who lost to Simona Halep in last year's final, is seeking her 13th career title and second of the year.

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