Unseeded Belinda Bencic keeps her upend run, upsetting three top 10 players in Dubai Duty Free Championship, here in gulf country United Arab Emirates. Now in final clash she proved her current form by beating Petra Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.
This is Bencics’ third career WTA title and first one in three and a half – injury prone – years. The Dubai Open trophy is the first after Canadian Open, Rogers Cup in Toronto in 2015.
Belinda Bencic started the first set aggressively with a breakpoint, went 4 -1 in the middle and ended 6 – 3 in 40 minutes.
Contrast to first set, second one was went in favour of Petra Kvitova. She took two breakpoints to keep the set 4 – 0. Nothing turned Bencic’s way and the set went in left hander favour 6 – 1 in 28 minutes.
But Belinda Bencic was in a giant killer mood, she proved it in deciding set. She grabbed the set 6 – 2, leaving no room for the Australian Open runner up.
After the match, the champion Belinda Bencic said, “One of the things I promised my dad if I won this tournament is that we would go skydiving and do a bit of shopping.” Further she realised how important this trophy is for her future, “This is the first title for me this season and that makes this one very special..” Also she did not fail to acknowledge her opponent, in this final, fourth ranked Czech professional tennis player Petra Kvitova, “She hits so hard and so the plan throughout was to ensure I got as many balls as possible across the net. I am not feeling all that tired, but I think I will once I receive my trophy,”