The Spanish tennis player
will play this Saturday against the Czech
for the title in the final of the WTA 500 tournament in Doha (Qatar), which is played on hard court, after the withdrawal of the Belarusian
, her rival this Friday in the semifinals, due to a back injury.
"We are saddened to report that, due to a back injury, Victoria Azarenka is withdrawing from the Qatar Total Open 2021. Garbiñe Muguruza is qualified for the final," confirmed the Qatar Tennis Federation on Friday.
Thus, the number 16 in the WTA ranking has advanced directly to the final, second of the year after the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne (Australia), where she fell to the number one in the world,
In this way, the final of the 2018 Asian competition will be repeated, in which Kvitova beat the Spanish (3-6, 6-3, 6-4).
Now, Muguruza will seek her first title since 2019 - when she conquered the Monterrey tournament (Mexico) - against the Czech
, number ten in the world, who in another semifinal duel beat the American
(6-4, 6 -4).
Both tennis players have crossed five times on the circuit, with only one victory for Muguruza.
The Spanish won the first match between the two, in the 2015 WTA Finals, and succumbed in the next four, the last of them, precisely, in the 2018 Doha final (3-6, 6-3, 6 -4).
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