Maiden title for Babos
Timea Babos won her first WTA Tour title when she beat fellow first-time finalist Alexandra Cadantu in straight sets at the Whirlpool Monterrey Open.
The 18-year-old Hungarian arrived in Mexico on the back of a shock run to the semi-finals in Bogota last week, having previously only won one match on the main tour. Cadantu had even less pedigree, with just a solitary win to her name, but reached the final with a valiant three-set win over second seed Sara Errani.
Perhaps that win took too much out of the 21-year-old, though, as she was broken once in each set. Babos served five aces and never faced a break point as she eased to a 6-4 6-4 success in 81 minutes.