World number one Iga Swiatek from Poland continued her run of success this year and also won the tournament in San Diego, California.
The 21-year-old Swiatek won the final against Croatian qualifier Donna Vekic (26) after 107 minutes 6:3, 3:6, 6:0.
Swiatek, who also won the French Open and the US Open in 2022, was her eleventh title on the WTA Tour. She celebrated eight tournament victories this year alone.
Only Martina Hingis (2000), Serena Williams (2002, 2013), Kim Clijsters (2003, 2005), and Justin Henin (2003, 2007) managed that before in this millennium.
“We felt the intensity”
“It was a really close match and quite long,” Swiatek said after her triumph: “We definitely felt the intensity. In the end, I wanted to be the one to put the last ball in.”
The three-time Grand Slam winner had last lost to local hero Barbora Krejcikova in the final in Ostrava, Czech Republic.