Hopman Cup: Petra Kvitova starts season in style

Kvitova's boyfriend, Radek Stepanek, also secured the Group B tie for the Czechs with an easy win over little-known Spaniard Daniel Munoz-De La Nava.

updated: December 29, 2013 14:34 IST
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Perth: World number six Petra Kvitova powered into the new season with a comprehensive win over Anabel Medina Garrigues as the Czech Republic completed a clean sweep of Spain at the mixed-team Hopman Cup on Sunday.

Kvitova was far too good for Medina Garrigues, who won the tournament with Fernando Verdasco earlier this year but battled knee soreness against the 2011 Wimbledon champion in their singles clash.

From the outset, Kvitova simply had too much power for the veteran Spaniard, ranked 100th, and she dropped just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 rout that took less than an hour.

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