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Kvitova secures Dubai final spot

22nd February 2019, 16:27 by Gareth Freeman

World number two Petra Kvitova is through to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final after beating Su-Wei Hsieh in three sets.

The Czech star lost the opening set but fought back to secure a 3-6 6-2 6-4 victory in two hours and 10 minutes.

Kvitova, who finished as the runner-up at the Australian Open earlier this year, is delighted to have reached the final, where she will come up against either two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina or Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.

"She is a very tricky player. I didn't play that well in the first set. But I came back strong in the next two sets," Kvitova said after the match.

"I knew I needed to be a bit patient with her. It's not really easy to make those winners against her."

She added: "I honestly didn't expect to be in the final here. So it's great for me. I am very happy. It's a big bonus for me. Now I need to recover well for the final."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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