GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Garbiñe Muguruza's trip to Mexico started last week with a taste of tequila. After winning the WTA Finals on Wednesday, it was to end the same way.
Muguruza beat Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 in the final for her first title at the WTA's elite, season-ending championships.
She became the oldest champion at 28 since Serena Williams in 2014, and finishes the season at No. 3 in the rankings, her best performance since 2017, when she was No. 1.
Before the tournament, Muguruza took a 37-mile (60-kilometer) ride to Tequila, a small town outside of Guadalajara where the popular spirit is produced.
"I went to the town, did a tasting. I need to do this before because when I win ..." Muguruza said. "We're (now) going to have some tequila, have fun, lose all the tension we've been having and holding. I th ink the whole team deserves it."