Garbine Muguruza vs. Barbora Krejcikova - WTA Dubai Open Final
Saturday March 13th, 2021 / 11:00am EST
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Ninth seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain faces unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova in the Final of the 2021 Dubai Open WTA event. The match is scheduled to be played on Saturday March 13th, 2021 at 11:00am EST.
Garbine Muguruza of Spain is the ninth seed here at the Dubai Open and has been in fantastic form for quite some time now. After reaching her second Final of the year last week in Qatar, she has done it yet again. While she has been in outstanding form in 2021, she is yet to win a title after making three finals, and will be desperate to win here. Other than a three set win over Aryna Sabalenka in the Quarter-Finals she has not lost a set, serving very well and dominating her opponents from the baseline. Her controlled aggression is very effective on these courts and she is playing with so much confidence at the moment. When she is in form like this she is one of the best players in the world and it will take a huge effort by Barbora Krejcikova to defeat her here. Muguruza enters this match as the overwhelming favorite.
Barbora Krejcikova is currently ranked #63 and is unseeded here in Dubai. However, after the amazing week that she has had, reaching her second WTA Final she will break into the top 40 for the first time. After upsetting Maria Sakkari and Jelena Ostapenko en route to the Final, she is playing with supreme confidence and is striking the ball very well. While she is in perhaps the form of her life, playing Garbine Muguruza is something totally different, as the Spaniard has been the most impressive player on the WTA Tour in 2021, playing five tournaments and reaching three finals. Krejcikova enters this match as the huge underdog but will have gained a lot of confidence with her performances this week and shold not be discounted.
This match will have only one outcome and that will be a straight sets win for Garbine Muguruza. While Barbora Krejcikova has been outstanding this week, she has not quite played anyone of her opponent's caliber and likely will not be able to keep up here. The Spaniard seems fully focused here and will have her sights set on her first WTA title of the year. Garbine Muguruza to win in straight sets.