1st title of the year, 2nd title in Acapulco, 7th title of her career, not a set lost in the tournament…Sara is the champion in Acapulco! In the final she beat Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-0, 6-4. After taking a 6-0, 2-0 lead rather easily, the match got more difficult for Sara, but despite losing her service 3 times in the second set, she served out the match at 5-4 in the second set.
After the match, Sara said she was really happy because it had been a difficult week for her, and it’s the first time she defends a title.
“In the first set the ball was much more live and the points were going much quicker, and I just played an incredible set,” commented Sara about the match. “Even in the second set until 2-0 for me, 15-40 on her serve, I was in control, playing very aggressively. But the ball started getting heavier and the rallies were getting much tougher, and also she started to play much better. It got very difficult at the end. I’m so happy I closed it out at the end. Carla was playing really well.”
There’s an interview with Sara after the final on youtube, and of course there are a lot of pictures from the final and the ceremony in the photogallery.