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Kvitova downs Kerber in all-lefty Tokyo final

Seventh seed Petra Kvitova downed fifth- seeded Angelique Kerber, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, in the final of the 2013 $2.37 million Pan Pacific Open tennis event.

Kvitova was just 1-2 all-time against Kerber entering the match, but took care of the German southpaw with relative ease. The Czech fired off five aces, and saved 6-of-10 break points

Kvitova improved to 11-4 in her career finals, including 2-2 this season. She also won in Dubai.

"I'm very happy I could win this final today. For me the whole tournament was great -- I felt good all week on the court," Kvitova said. "I really enjoyed my week here and it's even better to come away with the title."

Kerber, meanwhile, fell to 2-5 in her career finals.

Kvitova received $426,000 for the win, and Kerber took home $213,000.