Vinci captures Katowice crown

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Katowice, Poland (Sports Network) - Italy's Roberta Vinci beat top seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic to capture the title at the inaugural Katowice Open.

The second-seeded Vinci took down Kvitova by a 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 margin. The Italian won 81 percent of her first service points.

Vinci was playing in a final for the first time since winning last year's crown in Dallas prior to the U.S. Open. She improved to 8-1 all-time in WTA finals.

Meanwhile, Kvitova fell to 10-3 in career title matches.

Kvitova and Vinci met for just the second time. Kvitova notched a 6-3, 6-3 triumph in the third round at Wimbledon in 2011 en route to her first career Grand Slam title.

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