The American Serena Williams today won her eighth title at the Miami Open by overcoming the Spanish Carla Suárez, who, in her first final of a Masters 1,000, could do nothing to stop the storm of tennis that came upon her ( 6-2 and 6-0).
The world number one put the Williams machinery in motion for 56 minutes, and, with 26 winners more than the Canarian and a 95% effectiveness of her first serve, she won her second title of the year after the last Australian Open.
Suárez endured until 2 equals, and from that moment the youngest of the Williams sisters endorsed him 10 games in a row, in a game with hardly any rhythm, with points that were closed in three or four strokes.
At the beginning of the clash, Williams imposed the roundness of his serve to make the difference, while Suárez, with less power, took his serves forward as best he could.
The American did not want to wait, she did not want to enter into an exchange of balls that benefited Suárez, therefore, if her serve did not give her a clear advantage in the game, she immediately tried a winning shot (29 in total).
In the sixth game the match was over. Williams managed to break the service of the Spanish tennis player, who, in her search for very deep balls, missed several shots that went beyond the baseline.
Supported again in his serve, Williams confirmed the break of the service and put a foot and a half in the second set, which he closed after breaking the serve again to the Canarian.
And it was not the day, or the rival was impregnable, so that Suárez could repeat the victory over the other of the Williams sisters, Venus, whom she won in the quarterfinals, despite receiving a 6-0 in the first set.
History was not favorable either, with four defeats against Williams, all of them bulky, and with an unbeaten world number one so far this year, with 21 consecutive wins.
In his second final of the year, after the one in Antwerp last February, in which he was finally unable to participate due to physical discomfort, Suárez barely managed three winners and 26% of points achieved with his second serve and thus against Williams it is impossible.
But it didn’t matter what happened on her side of the court, as Williams was unstoppable and in the second set she again showed the difference between the two rackets.
First he pulled serve to lift a game in which the Spanish had his only break point of the entire match, and then he made two love games to break his service.
With 3-0 on the scoreboard, the third-highest Spanish tennis player in the WTA ranking, after Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and Conchita Martínez, gave up and let the games pass as soon as possible.
With her victory today, the youngest of the Williams sisters has lost in Miami only 7 of the 80 games she has played in the tournament in South Florida, the region where she lives.
Suárez, the first Spaniard to reach the final since Sánchez Vicario did in 1993, will move up next week to tenth place in the WTA rankings (the last one was also the Barcelona woman in May 2001).
The Canarian tennis player will also rise to fourth place in the list of tennis players who would participate today in the Singapore Masters, which will bring together the best rackets on the women’s circuit in 2015.
Serena Williams received the trophy from the historical Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova, winner of the first edition of the tournament 30 years ago, by beating another mythical player of this sport, the American Chris Evert.
With her eighth win in her 10th final in Miami, the world number one joined Navratilova, Evert and Germany’s Steffi Graf as the only players to have won eight titles from the same tournament.
It is also the third time that a player has achieved three consecutive titles in Miami, after she herself achieved it between 2002 and 2004 and Graf between 1994 and 1996. EFE