Svitolina outlasts Bouzkova in 3-hour clash, claims Monterrey title
MONTERREY, Mexico: Top seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine clinched her first title of the 2020 season when she defeated No.9 seed Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, in a gritty three-hour Abierto GNP Seguros final.
“Marie was fighting great, and I think it was a very high-level match,” Svitolina told the press, after the match. “We’ve both been playing good, we were fighting, and there were no easy games. I think the people really pushed us to play our best, and it was amazing to get the support from the Mexican people.”
The hard-fought victory ends a title drought of over a year for the World No.7, as her win over the Czech gives her a first singles title since she hoisted the trophy at the WTA Finals at the end of the 2018 season. – Reuters