The fourth-seeded Czech needed just over an hour to see off her fellow two-time Grand Slam winner.

It is Kvitová 28th career title from 38 finals played.

“It’s been a great run in Doha, for sure,” Kvitova said on court afterward. “It’s been a great whole week. I just feel like home a little bit. I love the court, I love everything, and the people are really friendly as well.”

“Today I think Petra played very well from the baseline, and it was hard to try to make her move, or try to do much,” Muguruza said. “It was very windy, as well. I mean, it really wasn’t my day, I guess.”

Kvitova has won 20 career matches in Doha, the most of any player, passing Svetlana Kuznetsova and Caroline Wozniacki on 19.

Both players were seeking to snap an uncharacteristic title drought. Kvitova had not won a tournament since Stuttgart 2019, and had lost three of her past four finals – including in Doha last year to Aryna Sabalenka.

With Saturday’s win, Kvitová improved her career record in finals to 28-10.

Muguruza, meanwhile, is enjoying one of the most consistent stretches of her career. The two-time major champion has won at least two matches in 11 of her past 12 tournaments, dating back to the start of 2020.

This week marked her third final in that span, and second of this season already following February’s Yarra Valley Classic.

The loss means Muguruza is still seeking her first title since Monterrey 2019. The last time she was victorious at 500/Premier level or higher was Cincinnati 2017.