Muguruza routs would-be No 1 Halep for Cincy title

Paola Ditto
Agosto 22, 2017

The Wimbledon champion also denied the Romanian the world number one ranking in the process, the third time Halep has been one match away from achieving the top spot, but falling short.

"It was one of those matches I knew I could beat him but you never know what's going to come out against you".

Halep brought a lot of momentum into the final.

Despite progressing to the final without losing a set, the 25-year-old was totally outclassed by Muguruza, this year's Wimbledon champion, who needed only 56 minutes to win her second title of the season, the first time she has won multiple events in a single year. Halep won only 12 points in the set, which lasted 23 minutes. 'But I wanted to win the title as well'. "It's been a good week for me with [a] few good matches", she wrote. "Maybe I just played bad."Halep apologized to spectators after the embarrassing defeat, thanking them for support "even if I played so bad and Muguruza played so well". This is what I've been practicing for.

Dominic Thiem of Austria takes questions from the media during the Cincinnati Open tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason Ohio
Muguruza routs would-be No 1 Halep for Cincy title

"When I was a little girl I was dreaming to be there". In the highest-level ATP final ever contested between two players born in the 1990s, Dimitrov collected his tour-best 24th hardcourt match victory of the year and third title of 2017 after Brisbane and Sofia. After battling a hip injury and lack of motivation three weeks ago in Washington, Kyrgios was thrilled at the run to his biggest final yet. "I was so nervous", Dimitrov said. “Finally, this year, I improved that.”. I lost today but I feel great with where I'm at now.

The sixth-seeded Spaniard captured her first title in America, taking the US$522,450 (S$712,000) top prize in the last major tune-up for the US Open.

Muguruza, her left thigh bandaged, blasted a backhand victor on her fourth break point to take the opening game of the match and broke again on another backhand victor to take the first set after 36 minutes. "I'm thinking about how I'm playing and if I keep doing that maybe that's going to get me to number one". "Crazy. I really don't know how I did it". Finally creating her first break point chance, her forehand once again let her down and following a few deuces, held another break point.

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