The debutant proved better than everybody else playing very aggressive tennis and coming up with her best when she needed to. It was the perfect way to end a resurgence that nobody saw coming, but one that will see Garcia finish the year as number four in the world after being ranked number 74 in January.
Speaking after the win, Garcia said:
“It’s definitely a lot of giant happiness. A crazy final, a lot of intensity on every point. Just really proud of the work we did through all the year. It was a great match -- really went for it. I’m really happy to win my biggest title."
She remained calm and said poise was the deciding factor in the end:
“Just very happy about the mindset, to be really calm at every moment. All the negative emotion doesn’t affect me, and that was really a big part of taking the few opportunities I had in the tiebreaker and the first game I broke her in the second.”