World number one wins 8th Miami Open title

World number one Serena Williams thrashed Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro to win her eighth Miami Open title

 

World number one female tennis player Serena Williams won her eighth Miami Open title after dismantling 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro in Saturday's final.

Serena won the final 10 games in a 6-2 6-0 demolition of Suarez Navarro to claim her third straight title at the grandslam she has dominated since winning her first crown back in 2002.

The opening five games had gone with serve but Williams moved up a gear and was in front till the end of the match.

Suarez Navarro, who beat Williams' sister Venus in the quarter-final, saved the first two break points but a wayward backhand handed the American the first of five breaks of serve.

The error count continued to creep up for Suarez Navarro, who had not won a set in her previous four meetings with Williams, and another long backhand gave her opponent the first set.

Williams saved a break point in her opening service game and then broke to love in the next to leave Suarez Navarro with a mountain to climb.

There would be no way back, with Suarez Navarro winning just two points on serve in the second set. Williams, meanwhile, won 21 of 22 points on her first serve.

Williams once again broke to love to move 5-0 ahead before clinically wrapping up the match inside 57 minutes.

Williams paid tribute to her opponent Suarez Navarro after the win.

"Congratulations to Carla, she had a fabulous two weeks and this is just the beginning; I'm really proud of you and we get along so it's always good to see you do really well," she said at the post-match presentation.

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