Petra Kvitova claimed the Madrid Open title for a third time after defeating unseeded Kiki Bertens in a dramatic final, the BBC report.

The contest finished 7-6 4-6 6-3 and lasted two hours and 52 minutes, with Kvitova becoming the first woman to win the event three times after triumphs in 2011 and 2015.

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The Czech world number 10 has four titles to her name in 2018 already after victories in St Petersburg, Doha and Prague.

Bertens, ranked 20th in the world, defeated current world number two Caroline Wozniacki and five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova on her way to the final.

As a result of making the final, the Belgian will now move above her previous career-high ranking of 18 when they update on Monday.

After completing her 24th WTA title, Kvitova announced she wont be competing at the Italian Open next week, where she was set to face off against British number one Johanna Konta in the opening round.