Sabalenka beats Kvitova to win Qatar Total Open


Aryna Sabalenka won her sixth career title on Saturday, beating Petra Kvitova in straight sets at the Qatar Total Open.

The Belarus player saw off the challenge from Kvitova in just over an hour, winning 6-3, 6-3.

Sabalenka finished the first set with an ace and lost just six points while serving.

The trend of her out-serving Kvitova continued in the second set with Sabalenka serving six more aces to Kvitova’s two and saving five break points.

Kvitova requested a medical timeout midway through the second set while 3-2 up and went off-court with her physio.

However, upon Kvitova’s return Sabalenka found her dominance once more and the 21-year-old pushed on to win 6-3.

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