AAP Tennis

Muchova claims first WTA title in Seoul

By AAP Newswire

Czech Republic's Karolina Muchova thrashed fourth seed Magda Linette 6-1 6-1 in the Korea Open final on Sunday to claim her maiden WTA title.

World No.45 Muchova, who is enjoying the best season of her career having also reached the final in Prague, won 90 per cent of points on her first serve and did not face a break point en route to the victory.

The 23-year-old, who stunned compatriot Karolina Pliskova in her run to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, took full advantage an error-prone performance by Linette who produced seven double faults in the 68-minute contest.

It was sweet revenge for Muchova, after Poland's Linette had won the pair's only previous meeting in the Bronx quarter-finals last month to claim her first WTA title.