No.4 seed from the Czech Republic reached the third final in Doha after defeating the American qualifier Jessica Pegula in straight sets.
In 2018, No.16 seed Kvitova claimed his first crown at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex after a three-sets win over No.4 seed Garbine Muguruza.
On the other hand, the current World No.10 is a runner-up in last year’s event. In the championship match, she fell to Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets.
“Garbine Muguruza Is Playing Really Well”, says Petra Kvitova
When speaking ahead of her second consecutive final on the Qatar hardcourt, Kvitova stated, “First of all, just being in the final for me, it’s great.”
The Czech said of Spaniard, “We played many times already against Garbiñe. We played a final here in 2018, as well, which was a roller-coaster. I know she’s really in great form. She’s playing really well. We play a similar game. So it will be really, I think, about a few points, as it was in the past.”
“It’s Going To Be A Tough Match”: Garbine Muguruza on Kvitova Clash
World No.16 from Spain advanced into her second final in Qatar’s capital after No.8 seed Victoria Azarenka’s walkover. Still, she encountered defending champion Aryna Sabalenka, Abu Dhabi Open semifinalist Maria Sakkari and finalist Veronika Kudermetova before reaching the event’s semifinal.
“I think it’s going to be a tough match. I am looking forward to her upcoming tilt with Kvitova. We played here in another final three years ago, so just looking forward to playing that match and hopefully getting the trophy,” said Muguruza, who is having an intention to claim her first title since April 2019.
In the last four meetings, Petra Kvitova beat Garbine Muguruza and led their head to head record 4-1.