Simona Halep

Muguruza, Dimitrov get their 1st Cincinnati titles

Garbine Muguruza cradled her smiling face in both hands and closed her eyes, taking it all in. The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer — this one at the expense of a player who can't quite get to No. 1.

Muguruza defeated Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 for her first Western & Southern Open title on Sunday, needing only 56 minutes to extend her run of success. She also denied Halep yet another chance to move up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings.

"Honestly, I was thinking in her situation, it must be difficult," Muguruza said. "But I wanted to win the title as well."

On the men's side, seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov beat Nick...

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