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.
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 singhles title since she hoisted the trophy at the WTA Finals at the end of the 2018 season.
“It feels amazing,” Svitolina added. “It’s another step towards my goals, and I’m moving in the right direction. I’m happy that it’s going the right way.”
Svitolina fired six aces and won nearly three-quarters of points on her first serve during the tilt against first-time WTA singles finalist Bouzkova, the World No.57. In the final set, Svitolina won 67 percent of her first-serve points to Bouzkova’s 45 percent, helping her to the tight win.