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Muguruza retains Monterrey title as Azarenka retires

2019-04-08 09:06
Garbine Muguruza (Getty)

Cape Town - Spain's Garbine Muguruza successfully defended her Monterrey Open title on Sunday when Belarusian Victoria Azarenka retired injured from her first WTA Tour singles final in three years.

Second seed Muguruza was leading the match between the two former world No 1s 6-1 3-1 when Azarenka decided she was unable to continue because of an injury to her right leg.

"It's unfortunate I couldn't give my best today, but I tried my hardest," a tearful Azarenka, who had not previously reached a final since the birth of her first child in December 2016, said at the presentation.

Azarenka received treatment on her leg during a medical time-out between sets, but it became apparent as the second set began that her movement had become significantly hampered.

 

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