DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Sara Errani of Italy trounced Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-2 to win her ninth career title at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Errani was a runner-up in Dubai before, losing the 2013 final to Petra Kvitova.
Strycova was trailing 6-0, 2-0 when the crowd cheered her as she came out to serve the third game. After Strycova finally won that game with a backhand volley, she raised her hands in a victory gesture.
Errani became the first Italian to win the Dubai title on her fifth match point when Strycova netted the final shot.