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Petra Kvitova wins 2nd straight New Haven final, beating Lucie Safarova

  • Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, hits a backhand against Lucie Safarova, also of the Czech Republic, during the finals of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, hits a backhand against Lucie Safarova, also of the Czech Republic, during the finals of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, celebrates with her trophy after defeating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2 in the final match of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, celebrates with her trophy after defeating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2 in the final match of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, celebrates during the third set of her 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 victory over countrywoman Lucie Safarova in the final of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, celebrates during the third set of her 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 victory over countrywoman Lucie Safarova in the final of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Republic final.

It's the third time Kvitova has won the tournament, putting her one behind Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki for the tournament record. Kvitova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in the 2013 final.

After dropping the first set in a tiebreaker, Kvitova broke Safarova's serve for the first time in the third game of the second set. From there, she took control.

In the doubles final, Germany's Julia Goerges and the Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka beat Taiwan's Chia-Jung Chuang and China's Chen Liang 6-3, 6-1.

The final attendance for the tournament was 51,946, up more than 4,800 from last year.