Kvitova beats Rybakina to clinch Miami title

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Petra Kvitova celebrates during her Miami Open last  triumph   implicit    Elena RybakinaAmong progressive players lone Venus Williams (49) has won much WTA singles titles than Petra Kvitova (30)

Petra Kvitova claimed her maiden Miami Open rubric with an awesome straight-set triumph implicit Elena Rybakina.

Following a marathon 30-point first-set tie-break, Kvitova faced fewer problems successful the 2nd and sealed a 7-6 (16-14) 6-2 win.

It ended a 13-match winning streak for Wimbledon champion Rybakina, who was chasing a Sunshine Double aft triumphing astatine Indian Wells past month.

Russian Daniil Medvedev plays Italy's Jannik Sinner successful Sunday's men's final.

Two-time Grand Slam victor Kvitova, 33, volition determination backmost into the world's apical 10 for the archetypal clip since 2021 with the 1,000 ranking points which accompanied her victory, successful summation to $1.26m (£1.02m) successful prize money.

Reaching the Miami last for the archetypal clip successful 13 attempts - the 41st last of her vocation - the Czech produced a objective show against a subordinate boasting the astir main-draw wins (21) connected the WTA Tour this twelvemonth successful Kazakhstan's Rybakina.

After failing to service retired the opening acceptable astatine 5-4, Kvitova yet prevailed successful a singular 22-minute tie-break, which swung backmost and distant until she took her 5th set-point accidental - having faced 5 herself.

World fig 7 Rybakina, 23, was incapable to respond and her bid to go lone the 5th pistillate to execute the Sunshine Double soon faded.

Establishing a 3-0 second-set pb aft clinching an aboriginal break, Kvitova doubly held service to emotion and broke Rybakina again to seal her ninth WTA 1000 title, and biggest triumph since Madrid successful 2018.

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