Kvitova powers past Svitolina to claim WTA Elite title

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Petra Kvitova overcame a poor start to win the season-ending WTA Elite trophy with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Elina Svitolina in Zhuhai, China on Sunday.

The WTA Elite trophy is a year-end event involving the 12 highest ranked women who did not qualify to play at the WTA Finals in Singapore last week.

Kvitova, who has never been higher than two in the world rankings, said she had been inspired by Angelique Kerber's rise to the top, and also congratulated newly-crowned men's number one Andy Murray.

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