18 Nov, 2021 @ 12:45
1 min read

WTA Finals: Garbine Muguruza becomes the first Spaniard to win season-ending finals

Screen Shot 2021 11 18 At 11.41.30

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.”

READ MORE

COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccine shots will be offered at the same time in some parts of Spain
Previous Story

Half of anti-vaxxers in Spain’s Balearic Islands are expat residents

Metalworkers Strike In Cadiz
Next Story

Metalworkers strike in Spain’s Andalucia turns violent as police are attacked in Cadiz

Latest from Lead

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press