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Garbiñe Muguruza became the first Spanish woman to win the WTA Finals when she defeated Elina Svitolina 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 Monday at Singapore’s Hongkong Indoor Stadium.
The World No. 4 Spaniard moves to 6-1 in Singapore, but she had to work hard for her third title of the year and first since April. The match went two hours, 41 minutes.
Muguruza defeated Svitolina for the sixth time in a row.
For Muguruza, it’s a success story for women’s tennis in Spain and country.
Muguruza fought off the early break to win the first set, but Svitolina hit a nice slice shot to take the second. However, the Spaniard hit a ace at 0-40 in the next game to break Svitolina in the third set, claiming the match win.
Garbiñe Muguruza says she’s excited to be in Singapore and she looks forward to being in the semifinals tomorrow.
Muguruza defeated Naomi Osaka earlier in the week and she says she had a very good talk with Osaka and was able to learn from her matches.
Muguruza also had an inspirational message for young women playing tennis and other sports.
FOX Sports Radio’s Liz Rappaport is in Singapore where she talked to Muguruza just after her big victory, as well as with four-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki.