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Garbine Muguruza thrashes Simona Halep to win the Western & Southern Open title

22 August, 2017, 09:58 | Author: Joan Malone
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"I was very precise with my shots, " Muguruza said. "For me, it's an fantastic achievement". Settling quickly into the match, her groundstrokes were dominant, not giving Pliskova a foothold in the first set.

"I think today was my best performance of the tournament, because I felt like I played 20 hours in that court, you know". "During the match the energy was pretty low". In the second dramatic tie-breaker, Dimitrov denied Isner on three set points and finally capitalized when Isner netted a forehand. "So I will work for it, and maybe one day it will be there". She fell this June at Roland Garros to Jelena Ostapenko, then again at Wimbledon to Johanna Konta in the quarterfinals.

But Halep reeled off the last four games to take the set, helped by Sevastova's unforced errors on crucial points, and won the first three games of the second set on her way to victory. Obviously, a tough schedule for me the last two days - three matches in about not even 24 hours.

"I've been there so many times". Dimitrov said his shoulder felt heavy as he sensed the moment and served out the match. I feel like a lot of people are asking me about No. 1, stuff like that. "I have no pressure", Halep said.

The men's final will feature two first-timers.

Tennis players held for the fourth time in the match. And sure enough she made the final.

Dominic Thiem of Austria takes questions from the media during the Cincinnati Open tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason Ohio
Garbine Muguruza thrashes Simona Halep to win the Western & Southern Open title

Nadal, the soon-to-be No. 1 ranked player in the world, survived a tough first set before easily dispatching Ramos-Vinolas in the second set.

"I'm just really proud that I managed to scrap out the win". The rangy and powerful Spaniard had beaten Halep in both previous hard-court matches, but Halep had the advantage in their last meeting, more than two years ago, on clay.

While much of the focus was on Halep and No. 1 coming into Sunday's championship, Muguruza has been far from a second act this year.

"It was a very long time that I don't play with Halep, but she's playing very good". You know, against him, you never know what's going to come at you. "Solid opponent", Muguruza said. Once more, Halep has played with the world No. 1 seat waiting for her, but the Spaniard seems ready to start her own bid for the highest spot in the ranking.

With all thoughts now turning to the US Open, and obviously with a big win and some deep runs in the warm-up tournaments, Muguruza might bat off speculation that she is the favourite but the groundwork has certainly been laid.

"She's very aggressive. She stays close to the baseline and she hits everything".

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