(February 23, 2013) Petra Kvitova claimed the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday when she held off Sara Errani to win 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.
“It was great final, and I think that Sara played so well,” said the 2013 champion. “It was really tough to beat her. She came back in the second set. She played really well. She was going for the net a lot, and that was a little bit problem for me.
“It was very important to stay positive in the third and still fight about every point. I know that I have to fight like every ball, because she was really on fire in the second and she continued in the third. I was just thinking that I can’t give up and just fought for every point.”
“I knew I had to keep fighting for every ball, because she was really on fire in the second set and continued that in the third too,” Kvitova added. “I was just thinking to not give up and just fight for every point. When it was 2-1 and she missed a volley, and I think that was a turning point for me. ...