Petra Kvitova overthrew the WTA Tour’s player of the hour, Elena Rybakina, to win the Miami tournament on Saturday afternoon in two sets of 7-6 (16/14) and 6-2.

Few observers had expected the presence of the 33-year-old player in the final of the tournament at the start of the week. And yet…

Kvitova was amazing. The Czech played like the dominant player she was between 2011 and 2014. She was uncompromising, firm and smart.

However, the battle was not easy. Especially in the 24-minute tiebreaker at the end of the second set.

The 12e racquet in the world forced the tournament winner from Indian Wells to make some unusual mistakes. Rybakina, certainly a victim of fatigue, given her success rate in recent months, was not herself on the ground.

Kvitova therefore gets her thirtieth career title.

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