Roberta Vinci, seeded second at the very first BNP Paribas Katowice Open, is also the tournament's first champion. Vinci defeated top seed Petra Kvitova 7-6, 6-1 in the final of the red clay event. I wasn't able to watch the final, but my understanding is that some good tennis was played, but that--ultimately--Kvitova got sliced off of the court by Vinci. Vinci is a clever player by any standard, but she really shines on clay.
Expectations are never that high (slump notwithstanding) for Kvitova on clay, but it's worth noting that in 2011, she won Madrid. To reach the final she took out Vera Zvonareva, Dominika Cibulkova and Li Na, and she defeated Victoria Azarenka in the final.
Lara Arruabarrena and Lourdes Dominguez Lino won the Katowice doubles title, defeating Raluca Olaru and Valeria Solovyeva 6-4, 7-5 in the final. Olaru and Solovyeva were up a break in both sets.