Petra Kvitova became the first woman to win three Madrid Open titles after edging a titanic tussle against Kiki Bertens in the final.
Bertens paid tribute to her opponent and agreed with Kvitova that the final had been a thrilling spectacle.
The 19-year-old Shapovalov, regarded as one of the brightest stars on the ATP Tour and ranked at 43 in the world, fired 29 winners past Edmund, a surprise semi-finalist at the Australian Open in January.
Bertens had only won one game in the pair's sole previous meeting at Wimbledon in 2015, but she maintained a challenge on this occasion and broke in front in the second set, holding out to draw level in the match.
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"In the third set (.) I was really thinking that I can't do it anymore". Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem followed up his sensational victory over Rafael Nadal by easing past Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Madrid Masters final.
She'll aim to win her sixth career title, all on clay, including a Premier win on the green clay of Charleston this year. Finally, the Czech star seized control to move ahead to 4-2 following which, Bertens failed to penetrate into Kvitova's game any further.
"It was pretty hard for me to have a break in the third set and lose my serve", Kvitova said. I had some chances in the beginning of the third, but didn't take it. "So, yeah, credit to her", she said.
But she has returned with a vengeance, winning the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy, the Qatar Total Open and the Prague Open this year before making history in Madrid.
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The former World No. 2 suffered multiple injuries to her dominant left hand during a knife attack by an intruder at her apartment in December 2016. 'I didn't really expect that, even the same time past year.
The victory extended her winning streak to 11 matches as she came to the tournament, having conquered Prague just a week back.
'My body is very exhausted, as well, so...
The last time players from the Czech Republic won three singles titles in a campaign was 2005, and it took two to accomplish the feat: Lucie Safarova in Forest Hills and Estoril, and Klara Koukalova in 's-Hertogenbosch.
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