Muguruza Takes Dubai To Win First Title In 2 Years

by Staff | March 13th, 2021, 7:54 pm
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Garbine Muguruza finished her desert swing by coming out on today in Dubai today winning her first title in almost two years beating Barbora Krejcikova 7-6(6), 6-3 in the final.

“It means a lot, it’s never easy to win titles,” Muguruza said. “It doesn’t happen often, and I’m excited that it happened now, after a few finals that didn’t go my way. A nice relief to be able to hold a champion’s trophy.”

The Spaniard, who had just lost the Doha final last week to Petra Kvitova, had a break lead early in the first and three set points later. But had to come from 5-3 down in the tiebreaker winning five of the last six points.

She then broke to start the second and kept the pedal down for her eighth career title, her first since 2019 Monterrey where she beat Victoria Azarenka.

“It was such a tight match,” Muguruza said. “It could have gone either way. I feel like the finals are very hard, the two best players of that week, and I had to work hard for it tonight. Very happy about it.”

“I always believed every time that I go out there, I’m one of the players that can get the trophy,” Muguruza added. “There is proof this week, yes, but I’ve always believed that, in good moments and in bad moments.”

Krejcikova, a former doubles No. 1, was seeking her first career WTA final.

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