Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza fell to the current world number 1, Australian Ashleigh Barty, in the final of the Yarra Valley Classic tournament 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, held this Sunday in Melbourne.
Barty, who played with the roof closed on the Margarte Court Arena court due to the rain, defeated the Spanish tennis player, winner of two Grand Slam titles, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 in 1 hour and 47 minutes, getting his ninth ATP title.
The 24-year-old, who participated in her first tournament in 11 months, saw her confidence strengthen after struggling to regain her best form in previous encounters despite not playing against Serena Williams, who retired in the semifinals.
“I was looking forward to getting out on the court,” said Barty, who landed 28 winners.
Muguruza, born in Caracas and 15th in the world today, had given up 10 games in the previous four meetings, showing the same form that took her to the top of the rankings in 2017, although in the end she could not beat Barty.
In the semifinals, he forcefully defeated the American Sofia Kenin, who last year was his executioner in the final of the Australian Open.
“We are very grateful to have a following after almost a year without an audience,” said the Spaniard when she saw a group of spectators as it rained intermittently outside.
– Results of the day:
– Final del torneo Yarra Valley Classic
Ashleigh Barty (AUS / N.1) defeated Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP / N.6) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4
– Final del torneo Gippsland Trophy
Elise Mertens (BEL) to Kaia Kanepi (EST) 6-4, 6-1
– Semifinals of the Grampians Trophy tournament *
Anett Kontaveit (EST x6) and Maria Sakkari (GRE x5) 2-6, 6-3, 11-9
Ann Li (USA) a Jennifer Brady (USA x7) 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (5/7), 10-6
* There will be no final in the Grampians Trophy tournament due to lack of time
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