Kvitova beats Barty in Sydney International women's final

SYDNEY — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the women's singles final on Saturday at the Sydney International.

Barty led the deciding set 3-0 before Kvitova began a comeback to win her 26th WTA title.

Barty beat No. 1 Simona Halep, No.9 Kiki Bertens and No.12 Elise Mertens on her way to the final.

Kvitova apologized to Barty and the crowd for spoiling the Australian's Sydney party.

"Not to win at home, I'm sorry," Kvitova said. "You know, one day you're going to make it for sure."

Later, Australian Alex de Minaur won the men's singles title when he beat Italian veteran Andreas Seppi 7-5, 7-6 (5). It was de Minaur's second win of the day, after he earlier beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-delayed semifinal from Friday night.

The victory made de Minaur the youngest winner of the Sydney tournament since Lleyton Hewitt also did it as a 19-year-old in 2001.

Tennys Sandgren wins 1st singles title at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — American Tennys Sandgren won his first ATP Tour singles title Saturday, beating Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the ASB Classic.

The 27-year-old Sandgren, ranked 63rd, was playing in his second tour final after being beaten by compatriot Steve Johnson at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in April.

Sandgren broke Norrie in his first service game — only the third time Norrie's serve had been broken at the tournament — and held a narrow edge throughout the match, winning the tournament without dropping a set.

"I'm a little bit at a loss for words actually," Sandgren said. "A lot of work, a lot of training, a lot sacrifice goes in to even making a final and to get a win...I'm kind of speechless. I was just grateful that I could be out here and could play and compete. I've had some injuries and just to be healthy and play well has been good."

While Sandgren was always in front, he didn't win easily. Norrie didn't play as well as he has this week to reach his first tour final but he still competed hard and made use of a strong return of serve.

After breaking the British player in the opening game of the first set, Sandgren dropped his serve in the fourth game, then immediately broke again for a 3-2 lead.

He saved a break point in the eighth game, eventually clinching the game with his fifth ace, before and served out the set in 41 minutes.

Sandgren broke Norrie in the third game of the second set, after Norrie saved three break points. He held his serve, at times with difficulty, before clinching the match on his second championship point.

American Sofia Kenin wins first WTA title at Hobart

HOBART, Australia — American Sofia Kenin won her first WTA title at the Hobart International on Saturday after beating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-4, 6-0.

Playing her first top-level singles final, the 20-year-old Kenin took the first set with a break before running away with the match in 71 minutes.

Kenin, ranked 56th, didn't drop a set for the tournament and beat top-seeded Caroline Garcia and former Hobart champion Alize Cornet in her run to the title.

She joined compatriot Tennys Sandgren, who won his first ATP Tour singles title Saturday, beating Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the ASB Classic across the Tasman Sea at Auckland, New Zealand, as a first-time tour winner.

Kenin saved eight break points early in the first set and found her groundstroke range as the match continued.

"I didn't want to overthink it and I'm happy with the way I composed myself," she said.

The win is expected to move her inside the top 40 for the first time.

Moscow-born Kenin plays qualifier Veronika Kudermetova in the opening round of the Australian Open in Melbourne before a potential second-round match against No. 1 Simona Halep.

Kenin also won the Auckland doubles title with Eugenie Bouchard last week.

"I couldn't ask for a better start," Kenin said.