18 Nov, 2021 @ 12:45
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WTA Finals: Garbine Muguruza becomes the first Spaniard to win season-ending finals

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AGARBINE MUGURUZA has made history as the first-ever Spanish woman to win the WTA Finals. 

The Caracas- born star became the first Spaniard to win the season-ending finals after winning 6-3 7-5 against Estonian eighth seed Kontaveit for the second time this week.

The 28-year-old will rise to third in the world rankings on Monday following her win in Mexico. 

She said: “Right now, I feel extremely happy and relieved,” said Muguruza, 28.

“It’s a tournament that I’ve struggled at the beginning, then I managed to play well.

“I think I’m staying composed a little bit now because it means really a lot to me to win such a big, big, big tournament in Latin America, here in Mexico. I think it’s just perfect.”

Sixth seed Muguruza won the all-Spain semi-final to secure her place in the final at the Women’s Tennis Association Finals in Guadalajara.

She defeated seventh seed Paula Badosa in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

“It is amazing,” Muguruza said when she was asked about the all-Spanish semi-finals. “I didn’t know all of this history. 1993, I was born that year.

“It’s amazing there are four players left and two of them are Spaniards. I mean, that just shows that Spain has a great level of tennis and a great school.”


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