At the third final of this 2021 the Spanish Garbine Muguruza wins her first WTA title of the season, in a heated and hard-fought final against the surprise of the tournament, the Czech number 63 in the world Barbora Krejcikova.
After more than two hours of play the match ends with the result of 7-6,6-3. Muguruza wins her first title after two years of abstinence. A first set full of surprises and reversals between Muguruza and the surprise Czech Krejcikova, the twelfth player in the history of the Dubai WTA to reach the final as a non-seeded player.
🏆 First title of the season
3️⃣ Final appearances so far
🔝 Tour leader in match wins this year
— wta (@WTA) March 13, 2021
I’m proud to have found the balance and stability to perform at a high level every day. It takes time. Some people get there sooner, others later. It’s about experience and getting to know yourself better. I’m glad I’m acting very stable so far.
I doubt I’ve had trouble playing before. Even when I was 20-21 I was getting big wins.
It’s all about psychology. Sometimes you have a great talent but you don’t know how to use it properly. I’ve learned how to keep my tennis at a high level.Garbine Muguruza
Winning the tournament in Dubai helped Garbine Muguruza of Spain move up to second place in the WTA championship race.