Gassed Kvitova Still Extends Streak, beats Muguruza for WTA Doha Trophy
by Staff | February 18th, 2018, 2:44 pm
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Petra Kvitova won her 13th match in a row to capture the Qatar Total Open title in Doha on Sunday, upsetting No. 3 seed Garbine Muguruza 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.


The No. 16-seeded Kvitova won the St. Petersurg title two weeks ago, and last week went 2-0 in Fed Cup play.

It was Kvitova’s fourth victory over a Top 10 player in Doha after victories against Caroline Wozniacki, Julia Goerges and Elina Svitolina.

Kvitova looked spent from the beginning of the match, going down 0-5 before getting a game on the board. In the second set she fought off all four break points, and broke in the sixth game before closing out the set. In the third Kvitova’s serving made the difference as Muguruza took a medical timeout en route to losing the third.

It was Muguruza’s first loss in a final since 2015.

Kvitova improved to 22-7 in career finals and will now return to the Top 10 on the WTA rankings for the first time since a home invasion knife attack and hand injury derailed her career.

“It’s a very special feeling to be back,” said Kvitova. “I remember sometime last year when I was asked about this, I couldn’t even dream of it.”

Muguruza was looking for a first title since Cincinnati last year and dropped to 5-4 in career finals.


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13 Comments for Gassed Kvitova Still Extends Streak, beats Muguruza for WTA Doha Trophy

autoFilter Says:

Yay, Petra!


RZ Says:

Yay! Alwaya great when Petra wins


rognadfan Says:

^^ Me too. Just because she is a lefty!


jalep Says:

It’s such a relief to see Petra fit, healthy and most of all, she appears very content: watching her interact with her coach, Jiri, on the sidelines. That relationship seems to be part of her calm confidence — or maybe someone knows more inside information about what’s going on with her that has her absolutely glowing? Really hope she can keep this level going through spring and summer and win another Wimbledon!
🤗
Anyway it’s magnificent. She has made it back to top ten after winning St. Petersburg and Doha.


Willow Says:

Jalep how are you, where have you been, missed you so much girl , good to see you ?


Willow Says:

Agree about Petra and Wimbledon, but its fantastic to see her in good form again ….


jalep Says:

Hello Willow – missed you, AM and Margot so much too. I’ll need to go to FB to explain soon but I work in the morning. Later this week. Love you all very much.


Willow Says:

Jalep okay my dear in your own time, love and hugs XX ;-)


Margot Says:

Lovely to “see” you again darling jalep. Huge hugs.


Margot Says:

PS jalep, are you enjoying the Winter Olympics? I’ve watched quite a bit of the ice hockey and the downhill stuff….;) thrilling!


Thomas McCann Says:

Wonderful to see Petra in full flow again


jalep Says:

Hugs back to you, Margot!

I’m missing your bracket picks, darling M.

Yes I am enjoying the Winter Olympics :D

I love all types of skiing and ice sports. Didn’t watch the Sochi Olympics, so I missed the first gold medal performance of Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu, lord of the ice. This was my first sighting of him – he’s simply an otherworldly being.


Margot Says:

Damnit jalep, I forgot all about the challenge and a certain person….ahem…ahem…forgot to remind me,,,,,,I’ll do the next tournaments, after all I need to get some practise in before Roland Garros….;)
Are you enjoying the housework medal event at the Olympics BTW? The Scots seem especially good at it ;)

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