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Garbine Muguruza victorious in Hobart

Garbine Muguruza

This week we got two new WTA titlists, who both went through qualifying to make the main draw and both had never before played a WTA final – after Tsvetana Pironkova crowned her amazing week with the Premier-level trophy in Sydney, world No.58 Garbine Muguruza won the Hobart International.

Spain's Muguruza completed the feat without losing a set and she played a total of 15 sets with the qualifying. Most notably she upset second seed Kirsten Flipkens in the quarterfinals and now seventh seed Klara Zakopalova 6-4 6-0 in the final. Czech Zakopalova took out top seed Sam Stosur in the semis, but now her win-loss record in singles finals dropped to 2-11. However, she went on to win the doubles title at the event, partnered with Monica Niculescu. (photo: Jimmie48)

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