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On her 24th birthday, Ana crushed Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-0 to win her second consecutive Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions. Ana trumphed in just 62 minutes and did not drop a set all week in Bali.
Ana has been in sparkling form throughout the tournament tand she continued her inexorable surge towards her first title of the year – and the 11th of her career – by breaking Garrigues at the first opportunity, thanks in part to some flashy forehand returns.
Ana was totally dominant from the off and looked set to lead 4-0, only for Garrigues to hold after facing three break points. Nevertheless, Ana continued her march towards victory as she held serve time after time without ever facing a break point.
The second set was a victory procession with Ana showing supreme firepower to overwhelm her opponent. As she sat down at the changeover following the fifth game, Ana went to the wrong chair: one of just a few unforced errors she committed all match.
“I was so focused I sat on her chair!” Ana laughed afterwards.
“It was a great match, I feel like I didn't do much wrong. It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday.
Ana was saddened that this is the last staging of the tournament in Bali, after a run of 11 years on the idyllic island, and 17 years in Indonesia overall.
“It's great to be here. I feel really relaxed. I've been spending a lot of time on the beach, and in the spa. I'm super relaxed here…it is sad that this is the last tournament that will be held here, but hopefully WTA tennis will be back here soon.
Garrigues was generous in her praise for Ana, almost enthusing about the 24-year-old’s bombastic play.
"I didn’t play against a girl today," she said. "I played against a train! She's a very good player. She was No.1 in the world."