3 incredible stats of Kvitova winning the 2023 Miami Open title

Petra Kvitova wins first Miami Open title, defeating Elena Rybakina

TENNIS 3 incredible stats of Kvitova winning the 2023 Miami Open title

Funmilayo Fameso 16:56 - 02.04.2023

Petra Kvitova attained several career feats in her victory over Elena Rybakina to claim first Miami Open title. One of these feats is joining Serena Williams in a unique league of champions.

Petra Kvitova was crowned the Miami Open champion after defeating Elena Rybakina for the prestigious WTA 1000 title on Saturday (April 1st).

The Czech produced a remarkable performance in the final, upsetting Rybakina 7-6(14), 6-2 to claim her first Miami Open title.

By winning in Miami, it is the 35-year-old's 30th career singles title and ninth WTA 1000 title, while Rybakina lost the rare chance of winning the Sunshine Double after winning the Indian Wells two weeks ago.

Kvitova upends Rybakina for Miami Open 2023 title
Elena Rybakina and Petra Kvitova

Asides from these, there are other significant stats (via Opta Ace) and incredible feats Kvitova attained in her monumental victory.

1 - Vintage champion

Kvitova is the second player in history to win the Women’s singles title in Miami after turning 33, following Serena Williams in 2015. It is her most valuable title in five years.

Kvitova joins Serena Williams in rare career feat
Petra Kvitova

2 - Most WTA 1000 titles

By winning, she equalled Simona Halep as the third player with the most WTA-1000 titles (nine). Only Serena Williams (13) and Victoria Azarenka (10) have more - since 2009.

3 - Kvitova joins unique league of champions

Kvitova winning her 30th WTA career title in Miami makes her the sixth with most titles this Century. Only Serena Williams (68), Justine Henin (42), Venus Williams (40), Kim Clijsters (40), and Maria Sharapova (36) have more.