Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar final to get back into top 10

Comeback queen Kvitova claims title in Doha

However, Muguruza's first tournament back working with Conchita Martinez, who helped her to Wimbledon glory past year, did not end with a title as Kvitova produced a stunning display of endurance and resilience to claim a 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory. I could not really dream of it. "It's a very special feeling to be back".

The trophy marked her 22nd career tournament victory.

However, she received no such helping hand in the fourth game, two break points going begging despite Muguruza excelling with the backhand return.

Muguruza had a day's rest on Saturday, receiving a bye in the semi-final after opponent Simona Halep withdrew because of injury. Kvitova converted on three of her opportunities while Muguruza missed all seven break points in the last sets. "So that means a lot to me".

Midway through the third set, it seemed a lackluster finish was again in store, this time from Muguruza needing medical treatment and wrapping on her knee, but she continued and forced Kvitova to earn every inch of the final few games to the finish line of the final set.

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"Garbine reached the world No 1 ranking in September 2017 and was awarded WTA Player of the Year for 2017 so she is definitely one of the biggest stars of the women's game right now and we look forward to welcoming her back to the Edgbaston Priory Club".

Just like in her match against Wozniacki, the 16th-seeded Kvitova made a scratchy start, losing her first service game with two double faults to go 2-0 down. She had disposed of Agnieszka Radwanska in another comeback in the round of 32 after dropping the first set.

A load roar came after the Spaniard sent a forehand wide, and Kvitova ultimately sealed the second set with the same scoreline as the first, displaying a much-better performance as compared to the earlier stages, hitting 16 winners and 16 unforced errors. In total, Kvitova faced 11 break points, but only lost her serve in the first set. "I just tried. It was a tough match, a big fight and hopefully, the people enjoyed it". I think also because she came out with all those winners. "That's how that ended", she said.

That backfired immediately as the break for Kvitova, which felt incoming, finally came with a flawless backhand victor which was perfectly hit into the corner.

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