Sara Sorribes Tormo won her first WTA title, beating Eugenie Bouchard 2-0 in the Abierto Zapopan final in Mexico. This was the 6th consecutive losing final for Bouchard.
The 24-year-old Sorribes Tormo prevailed in the Abierto Zapopan final in Bouchard, Guadalajara, 6-2, 7-5, to win her first WTA title.
This was also the first final that the Spaniard played in the tour, which so far had given its most important final in the Bol of Croatia in June 2019, a WTA 125K series tournament.
Sorribes Tormo won 3 very ambiguous games in a row, to lead 3-1 in the first set. First he deleted a break point to equalize at 1-1, then he “broke” Bouchard’s serve on his 3rd chance in the game and in the 4th game he returned from 0-40 and saved a total of 4 break points, to keep the service again its for 3-1.
In the 6th game, the Spaniard saved 2 more break points, to keep her serve this time as well and reach 4-2, while in the next game she made the double break, to finally close the set with this 6- 2, which definitely distorts the image of the set.
In the second set, Sorribes Tormo led 3-1, remaining better and more effective at every critical point, but that changed for the next few minutes. After clearing a game point for the 4-2 of Spain and making a break after many missed opportunities, Bouchard equalized to 3-3 and started a series, gaining 8 points in a row to go ahead with 5-3!
But he had done half the work to return, as he could not close the set. Sorribes Tormo found a new break for 5-4 and kept its service in the also ambiguous 10th game, to equalize at 5-5 and get out of the difficult position. The pressure returned to Bouchard’s shoulders, who gained just one point after that. Sorribes Tormo made another break with love for 6-5 and kept its serve with 15 in the 12th game, to take the 2nd set with 7-5 and complete its victory, after 1 hour and 55 minutes of battle.
“I’m proud of everything. I’m proud of the way I managed my emotions, it ‘s not easy to play your first final. I’m happy with the way I fought here, with my height adjustment, with everything. I’m very happy “, said Sorribes Tormo after the match.
After a great week in Guadalajara, Sorribes Tormo is expected to win 14 places in the world rankings and be at No. 57 in the world, improving its previous career high by 5 places.
Eugenie Bouchard will also have a significant rise, which just 2 weeks ago became 27. “Genie” will win 28 places and will rise to No. 116 in the world. We remind you that in the past she has reached No. 5, after the incredible year she did in 2014, at just 20 years old, playing in the Wimbledon final and in the semifinals at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in a period of 7 months.
These are a thing of the past and although she had a good week and a good chance to return to the titles since May 2014, when she won her only title at the Nuremberg Cup in Germany, she lost her 6th consecutive final, with the last 4 is in a WTA 250 (or International) tournament. The overall record of wins-losses in finals became 1-7.