Serena Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 to win her eighth Miami Open title


Serena Williams won her eighth Miami Open title with an easy 6-2, 6-0 win over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in just 56 minutes on Sunday.

The victory was the world number one’s third consecutive title at Miami and she becomes just the fourth woman in the open-era to win the same tournament eight times, joining Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf.

In bright sunshine at Key Biscayne, the 12th seeded Suarez Navarro started with determination but Williams broke to go 4-2 up in the first and never looked back as she went on to win 10 straight games.

Williams broke again at the end of the first set and the second was barely a contest with the Spaniard winning just five points.

The American, a 19-times grand slam champion, produced some magnificent winners, 27 in all, and her powerful serve delivered seven aces.

The win also extended Williams’ winning streak at premier mandatory level matches to 46.