BIRMINGHAM, England — The two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty of Australia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, Sunday in the Aegon Classic final to win her first title since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic.
Kvitova was playing only her second tournament and seventh match since she was attacked in December.
It was the Czech left-hander’s first grass-court final since her triumph at 2014 Wimbledon and her 20th career title in her 27th final.
Barty was ranked at 271 at the start of the year. She won the first title of her career in March in Kuala Lumpur, and she was the first Australian finalist here in Birmingham in 25 years.
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