Garbine Muguruza of Spain kisses the winner's trophy after her victory over Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the women's singles final match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO
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Garbine Muguruza smashed Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets to claim the biggest title of her career in Beijing Sunday – and immediately set her sights on winning the WTA Finals and becoming world No. 1 .This year's Wimbledon finalist overcame a slow start by both players to clinch the China Open trophy 7-5, 6-4 and soar to a projected fourth in the rankings – just one point behind Maria Sharapova.It caps an exhilarating run for the statuesque Spaniard, who celebrated her birthday with a cake on court and also sealed her spot at the year-ending WTA Finals en route to the trophy match.But even while she toasted a career-high ranking as well as winning her second career title, Muguruza was already pondering a bigger prize: world No. 1 .Muguruza recovered strongly from a losing position in an error-strewn first set as both players made heavy weather of winning their service games at Beijing's National tennis Stadium.
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