Muguruza’s victory gave her an eighth WTA singles title

Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza claimed a first WTA title in almost two years after winning the Dubai Championships.

The 27-year-old Spaniard beat Czech Barbora Krejcikova 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 as she claimed her first title since victory in Monterrey in April 2019.

Muguruza survived a set point against her from Krejcikova in the first set before going on to win.

“It means a lot. It’s never easy to win titles,” said Muguruza.

“I’m excited that it happened now after a few finals that didn’t go my way. It was a nice relief.

“It was such a tight match. It could have gone either way. I had to work hard for it.”

Meanwhile, Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo beat Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to win the Abierto Zapopan title in Mexico.

Tormo eased to a 6-2 7-5 victory as she claimed her first WTA title, while Bouchard has not won a title since 2014.