Dubai: Sara Errani defeated Barbora Strycova 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Dubai Tennis Championships three years after first reaching the final.
The Italian will rise back into the top 20 as a result of her comprehensive victory in 66 minutes, according to WTA calculations. Strycova made a stand at the end, saving four match points over the last two games before drilling a forehand out to lose for the sixth time in seven meetings with Errani. Errani, who won the first eight games, lost the 2013 final here to Petra Kvitrova. She now owns nine career titles.