Cori Gauff won her third WTA title after defeating Rebeka Masarova 6-1 6-1 in the final of the Auckland tournament.
End WTA 250 de Auckland He faced two young tennis players who started with different expectations. Cori Gauff started the tournament as the favorite to win, as it was number one Masarova came from the previous step. The American had a calm path to this event, which he achieved without dropping a set throughout the tournament. The Spaniard also did not lose a set and his draw was much more demanding after qualifying, he had to face the second seed of the Stephens tournament. The head-to-head between the two tennis players was unchanged, so this meeting would tip the balance.
Gauff dominates from start to finish
The match started evenly and the Spaniard managed to get a break point, which he was unable to take advantage of. It was Gauff’s second assist He got a warning and increased the intensity. As a result, he got a break on the next serve, determined not to suffer in what could be a complicated game for him. The American was not limited to holding his serve and was determined to get another break. The break comes in the sixth game. After two breaks and saving the fifth ball of the set, the favorite was ahead.
The second set was uneven much earlier as the Spaniard lost serve in the first game of the set and started to fall behind. The fate of the meeting seemed sealed and Gauff confirmed it with another tear. The game went crazy and there were opportunities for both to break serve, but the American made better use of it. Masarova tried to extend the match at the break with her rival at 4-1, but was unable to take advantage of any of the five break points in her possession. Gauff broke the next serve and beat Masarova to win the Auckland WTA.