Rybarikova repeats as DC champ

Magdalena Rybarikova won the final six games of the first set and survived the second to upend Andrea Petkovic of Germany and capture the Citi Open tennis tournament for a second straight year.

Rybarikova, who was seeded seventh, overcame a slow start to earn a 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) victory on the hardcourts at FitzGerald Tennis Center.

The 24-year-old Slovakian defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in last year's D.C. finale and collected $40,000 with her fourth career title on Sunday.

Petkovic watched a third career title slip through her fingers after sprinting out to a 4-0 lead. She rallied from two breaks down to even the second set at 5-5 but was no match for Rybarikova in the tiebreaker.