Garbine Muguruza put on a masterclass in the final of the Western and Southern Open to crush Simona Halep and her world number one dreams. After the match, Muguruza almost struggled to put her thoughts into words.
One more match. Twelve games. 48 points. That's all that separates Simona Halep from her goal of becoming the number one player in the world. For the third time this season, the Romanian has a chance to claim the top spot and this time, she is coming in as hot as ever.
The tension at the Lindner Family Tennis Centre was palpable as Grigor Dimitrov and John Isner duelled through a pair of tiebreaks in the semifinals of Cincinnati. In the end, it was Dimitrov emerging victorious, who conceded that keeping his nerve was key.
John Isner gave it his all, but he could not get the job done in a pair of tiebreaks and was sent packing in the semifinals of Cincinnati. After the match, the big American reflected on what went wrong.