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February 20, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) 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.

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