Sorribes Tormo Puts Genie Back In Bottle For First WTA Title In Guadalajara
by Staff | March 14th, 2021, 10:04 pm
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Sara Sorribes Tormo won her first career WTA title besting former Top 5 Genie Bouchard 6-2, 7-5 to win the Guadalajara title.

The 24-year-old Sorribes Tormo had never been to a WTA final before (was 0-2), and she capped off the week winning her last 10 sets.

“From the first point, from the first game with my serve, I just tried to stay there at the beginning, because she was hitting so strong,” Sorribes Tormo said. “I just tried to hold my serve, to make her think, and I think I made it good. I’m really, really happy with the way I played, and happy to win.

“I’m proud of everything. I’m proud of the way I managed the emotions; it’s not easy to play a first final. I’m happy with the way I managed to compete here with the altitude and with everything. I’m really happy with my attitude.”

Bouchard falls to 1-7 career in WTA finals. Her lone title came back in 2014 Nuremberg, losing her last six finals since.

The 27-year-old Canadian was in her second final since the August re-start after a Istanbul runner-up.

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