WTA Finals: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win first title

Muguruza got in touch with her feelings after her match Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza became the first female Spaniard to win the WTA Finals in Singapore after beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-2 in her semi-final….

WTA Finals: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win first title

Muguruza got in touch with her feelings after her match

Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza became the first female Spaniard to win the WTA Finals in Singapore after beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-2 in her semi-final.

Muguruza, 23, clinched the biggest victory of her career in just over an hour at the $7m (£5.6m) event, which features the world’s top eight female players.

Despite winning her first major title at last year’s French Open, the 24-year-old Kuznetsova has never been beyond the fourth round at the WTA Finals.

Muguruza has never won a tournament in Singapore, but she delivered a masterclass to take the victory with a power forehand that left Kuznetsova dazed.

Kuznetsova gave as good as she got in the first set and broke Muguruza’s serve early in the second set, but the Spaniard’s serve proved superior and the Russian wilted under a barrage of winners from her opponent.

Kuznetsova struggled with injury early in the second set, but could not cope with her opponent’s baseline power as the Spanish ace finished the match with a golden backhand winner down the line.

Muguruza becomes the second Spanish winner of the WTA Finals, joining sister Arantxa, who beat Anastasia Myskina in 2007.

British number one Johanna Konta finished in third place after beating Karolina Pliskova 6-1 3-6 6-4.

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