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Garbine Muguruza ‘Didn’t Have a Feel’ for Krejcikova at the Dubai Final

Garbine Muguruza won the Dubai Tennis Championships

The former World No. 1, Garbine Muguruza, claimed her victory over unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova with 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 in the Dubai final. The triumph added to her list of tournaments she contested in 2021. That includes the Yarra Valley Classic, Qatar Open, and her loss in the Doha final against Petra Kvitova.

Words of Garbine Muguruza after the finals

After the game, Muguruza said it was a tricky match, and that she feels nothing for her opponent. The reason behind it, both the players have never played or practiced with each other.

However, the Spaniard confessed the first set was tiresome, and she had to work hard. She feels delighted that in the end; the match went her way.

It was a tricky match. I didn’t have a feel for her. We never practiced together, we never played before. I had to work so hard in the first set. The difference was one point and I’m happy it went my way,” said Muguruza.

Further, she praised the skills of her rival that involves her hands-on racket and a fine baseline game.

I think she played great. She’s a very talented player, expert hands, good baseline game, and I’m happy I was stronger today,” said the Spaniard.

Muguruza created history

Muguruza became the first Spanish woman to claim the Dubai Tennis Championships trophy and created history. This added to her triumphs and made her the only player on the WTA Tour to have the most wins. Currently, she owns the 18 wins of this season, including the runner-up at the Yarra Valley Classic in February and last week in Doha.

Garbine expressed her excitement at winning the match as she was overwhelmed to be in the final.

I am very excited, I think it’s great always to be in the final and to have these opportunities of holding the trophies. It’s been a tough tournament here, many matches, and I am just very excited to be able to have the last one tomorrow,” said the former World No.1.

Apart from Muguruza’s win, there was something more that created history. As World No.63 Krejcikova is now the lowest-ranked singles finalist in the tournament’s history.

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