33-year-old Petra Kvitova, ranked twelfth in the world, is the oldest Miami Open winner since Serena Williams took home the title in 2015. It was the veteran's 30th career victory, but first title in the American major tournament.
The first set was a tiebreak thriller, which eventually Kvitova won 16-14.
"The break was decisive for the whole match, it was the longest I've been involved in in my entire career. I got a mental advantage from winning it," she said at the press conference afterwards.
In other words, for world number seven Elena Rybakina, ten years younger, there was no "sunshine double" (winning both Indian Wells and the Miami Open in the same season).
And she shares Kvitova's view of the match:
"If I had won the first set, it might have ended differently. Because I was mentally exhausted and therefore I lost discipline.