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On a good day for former Wimbledon champions - Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to take the Halle Open for the ninth time - Kvitova displayed the same mental toughness which has helped her physical recovery. Australia's Ashleigh Barty returns the ball to Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova during the final match at the Birmingham Classic tennis tournament at Edgbaston Priory, Birmingham, England, Sunday June 25, 2017.
"This is something clearly special".
"It's some bonus to have my life and my career and everything".
Barty, who returned to the sport previous year after switching to play professional cricket in Australia's Big Bash League, was playing in her first grass-court final.
The 27-year-old will head into the third Grand Slam tournament of the season as one of the favourites for the title, with reigning champion Serena Williams taking time out from the sport to give birth to her first child, and last year's runner-up Angelique Kerber having a hard season.
The 27-year-old not only looked untroubled by her hand this week but also looked back to her best with her explosive serve often too much for Barty yesterday as she produced 13 aces.
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Serving for the set, the Czech suffered an attack of nerves as two double-faults enabled Barty to claw one break back, but that was not enough as Kvitova served out for the set at the second attempt.
"I think that will give me some extra confidence that I am still able to fight".
Barty won her first 11 points on serve, and conceded only one point in her first four service games.
Barty, the world number 77, made a strong start as she broke to lead 2-1 in the opening set and carried her advantage through to claim the opener with relative ease.
Kvitova clung on and the match changed course.
Kvitova got an early break but Barty broke back in a see-saw final set.
"She's always been a great champion but I think we appreciate that more now that she's back playing week in and week out". Kvitova finished with a battery of attacks, which steamrollered 17 of the last 18 points, and won with an ace. "I wanted to play my best which I showed today and I hope I can keep doing that", she added.