WTA | Muguruza defeats Kontaveit for first WTA Finals title


It was the two-time Grand Slam champion’s fourth appearance in the season-ending final

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza won her first WTA final title on Wednesday, beating Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-5 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

After exchanging breaks early in the game, the sixth seed eroded Kontaveit’s defenses to convert to a breaking point in game seven, as the Estonian committed four double faults throughout the first set , got about half of his first serves and struggled with mistakes.

Kontaveit regained his composure in the second set, converting to a breaking point in Game 7, but couldn’t keep the momentum going as the two-time Grand Slam winner refused to give in, throwing off a powerful winner of the forehand in the 10th game to tie the score and continue the set.

Muguruza broke Kontaveit’s serve again to win the deal, collapsing on the pitch with his hands to his face before greeting his opponent for a hug at the net.

It was Muguruza’s fourth appearance in the season-ending final and his first in the league game. His victory gave Spain their very first WTA Finals title.


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