Serena Williams cruises to her eighth Miami Open title with 6-2 6-0 win over Carla Suarez Navarro.
MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 4, 2015)(WTA TOUR/IEC)- Serena Williams won her eighth Miami Open title with little trouble, enjoying a 6-2 6-0 win over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in just 56 minutes on Saturday (April 4).
The victory was the world number one’s third consecutive title at Miami and she becomes just the fourth woman in the open-era to win the same tournament eight times, joining Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf.
“I think they’re all really special because every time you play a final and you come out a champion, you give your best no matter what, and that’s what I did today,” Williams said at an interview afterwards.
In bright sunshine at Key Biscayne, the 12th seeded Suárez Navarro started with determination but Williams broke to go 4-2 up in the first and never looked back as she went on to win 10 straight games.
Williams broke again at the end of the first set and the second was barely a contest with the Spaniard winning just five points.
The American, a 19-times grand slam champion, produced some magnificent winners, 27 in all, and her powerful serve delivered seven aces.
The win also extended Williams’ winning streak at premier mandatory level matches to 46.
1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 12-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-2 6-0