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...