Things went with serve until 3-2 in the first set, but from then on everything was about Serena Williams, who dominated Carla Suarez Navarro en route to her eighth Miami champion’s trophy (third straight!) and a 21-match winning streak, the equal-third-best of her career (her record streak includes 34 match wins).
So, we had not surprise here, Serena is now 5-0 in head-to-head record against Suarez Navarro and all those victories came in straight sets. Today’s score: 6-2 6-0. Did you know that Serena is 65-0 when winning the first set in Miami?! Q-U-E-E-N!
Despite the loss in the final, Suarez Navarro has a lot to be happy about, especially the fact that on Monday the Spaniard will make her debut in the WTA Top 10, becoming just the third women’s tennis player from her country to achieve the feat.
Serena’s winning Nike kit: the orange version of the Spring Slam Tunic. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)