After about 100 minutes of play Bencic managed to win Kvitová with 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.
The 21-year-old Swiss has won this title (3rd title of her career) and now from No.45 in the world ranking will be in No.23, where it will be the best place since August 2016. After 3.5 years, Bencic has regained her previous top position and she is now the new champion of the Dubai Tennis Championships. It is worth mentioning that Bencic’s most important title was the Rogers Cup in August 2015 and has won two Premier5 titles and one Premier Series title.
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