Ash Barty won the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne on Sunday when she defeated Garbine Muguruza 7: 6 (3) 6: 4

The 24-year-old Australian played her first tournament in nearly a year and had to take two breaks to win a tight opening set in a tie at Margaret Court Arena

Barty still had to work hard in the second set, but she broke Muguruza 5-4 and took her second WTA title on home soil She sealed the win with a well-judged praise for the Spaniard on the back seat

The former French Open and Wimbledon champion Muguruza only conceded ten games in four games on her way to the final, but made mistakes under pressure and was unable to cope with Barty in the clutch moments

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