Petra Kvitova Dispatches Garbine Muguruza in 63 Minutes to Collect Her First Title in 2 Years at WTA Doha 2021

Published 03/06/2021, 11:16 AM EST
Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova celebrates winning her quarter final match against Germany’s Laura Siegemund REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


It was the day of the finale at the Qatar Open 2021 and Petra Kvitova was up against Garbine Muguruza. In an exciting contest, it was the Czech player who emerged as the winner of the tournament after putting forward a tough fight against her Spanish opponent. She thrashed Kvitova quite easily in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-2, 6-1.

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Petra Kvitova played brilliantly at the tournament and thus, deserved to be the champion of the Qatar Open 2021. She carried forward her momentum in the finals and defeated Garbine Muguruza quite easily. The Qatar Open 2021 is Kvitova’s 28th WTA title and she managed to win this title after two years.

Set-1: Petra Kvitova shows her dominance

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Serving first, Kvitova delivered some brilliant serves and took away the game. However, Muguruza didn’t allow her to take momentum and equalized in the next game.

The one who was serving was winning until Kvitova broke in the sixth game. She gained some confidence, stuck a great backhand that helped her gain the lead 4-2.

Kvitova won the next game and extended her lead to 5-2. The Czech player was looking to end the game quickly and she broke yet again in the subsequent game and took the set 6-2. Interestingly, it took her just 30 minutes to win the set.

Set-2: Game, Set, Match, and Title for Kvitova

Muguruza got a great start as she put pressure on Kvitova after breaking in the very first game. However, Kvitova also replied to her in her own words and broke in the next game to equalize the scoreline. She went on and saved two break-points in the subsequent game and was now leading 2-1 in the second set.

Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova celebrates winning her fourth-round match against China’s Zhang Shuai REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Even though Muguruza tried really hard, Kvitova was simply unstoppable. She broke again in the fourth set and extended her lead to 3-1. The Czech player looked in some solid form and hit a powerful forehand to win the fifth game as well.

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The World No.10 player broke for the fifth time in the match in the next game and was now just one game away from the title. She didn’t take it long and finished the match in the next game only. Thus, she won the match 6-2, 6-1.

 

 

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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