The Czech player beat the first seed Polish Świřtek in the final
Latifa bint Mohammed crowns Krechkova as champion of «Tennis Dubai»
Latifa bint Mohammed hands over the Czech Kryckova «Dallah Dubai». Cinematographer: Patrick Castillo
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), crowned Czech star Barbora Kryčková, ranked 30th in the world, with the title of the Dubai Duty Free Championship for professional players, after the Czech defeated the Polish world number one Iga Świętek (6-4, 6-2), in the final match that brought them together yesterday evening, at the main Dubai Duty Free Stadium in Al Garhoud, and lasted about an hour and 32 minutes.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also crowned the Russian duo of Veronika Kudermetova and Lyudmila Samsonova, who won the doubles title.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, attended the closing day.
The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, President of the Tennis Federation, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free Colm McLoughlin, Chief Executive Officer of Joint Operations at Dubai Duty Free and Director of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Tournaments Salah Tahlak, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Duty Free Ramesh Sidambi, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Dubai Duty Free Shneid Al Sebai and WTA President Steve Simon.
Czech Kryšková has become the 16th star historically to win the title of the Dubai Women's Tennis Championship for professional players since its inception in 2001, and the second Czech players to win the title, after her compatriot Petra Kovetova, the champion of the 2013 edition.
Kryczkow received the first place prize of $ 454,500, in addition to 900 points added to her total points in the world ranking, while the Polish player Iga Świętek won the prize money for second place of $ 267,690, and 585 points.
Yesterday's confrontation is the fourth historically that brings together the two champions during their career in the world of yellow ball, and the second consecutive final in which Kryckova succeeds in confirming the height of her heel in the final matches at the expense of her rival Świętek, after Kryckova was crowned last October in the Czech Championship, by winning the final by two sets to one set (5-7, 7-6, 6-3), while the victory of Poland's Święcztek at the expense of Kryczkow dates back to the semi-finals of the Miami Championship in 2021 by two sets without a response (6-4 and 6-2), It followed by winning last year's Rome final on clay in two sets (3-6, 7-6, 7-5).