No.1 seed Mayar Sherif of Egypt racked up another WTA 125 title on Sunday, besting Spanish hope Marina Bassols Ribera 6-3, 6-3 in the BBVA Open Internacional de Valencia final.
With the 1-hour and 39-minute victory, World No.40 Sherif improved her astounding undefeated record in WTA 125 finals to 6-0. It is also her second WTA 125 title in as many weeks -- she won the title last week at the WTA 125 Makarska Open as well.
"I came from Makarska with very good momentum and I wanted to take advantage of it," Sherif said, after her latest title run. "I felt very comfortable from the beginning of the tournament and I think that was reflected in the fact that I didn't lose a set in any match."
Sherif, who took a wild card into the event, earned a critical break point at 4-3 in Sunday's opening set with a forehand winner down the line, and she converted that chance after Bassols Ribera sent a groundstroke long. In the following game, Sherif served out the set at love.
After exchanging breaks to start the second set, Sherif hit a passing winner to break Bassols Ribera at love for a 2-1 advantage. The Egyptian was untroubled on serve from there as she made her way to the title.
Sherif won over half of her points on return and broke Bassols Ribera five times in the final. It was a fitting end to 27-year-old Sherif's dominant week -- she lost only 17 games in her five matches combined, and she was never pushed beyond 6-3 in any set.
Despite the loss on Sunday, it was still a breakthrough week in Valencia for Bassols Ribera, ranked No.130. The 23-year-old Spaniard made her first WTA 125 singles final, defeating No.3 seed and former Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani along the way.
Earlier on Sunday, No.1 seeds Aliona Bolsova and Andrea Gamiz took home the BBVA Open Internacional de Valencia doubles title, squeaking past No.2 seeds Angelina Gabueva and Irina Khromacheva 6-4, 4-6, [10-7].
Bolsova of Spain and Gamiz of Venezuela started the decisive match-tiebreak by building a commanding 6-1 lead, then held on from there to defeat Gabueva and Khromacheva in 1 hour and 49 minutes.
Bolsova and Gamiz have become a regularly successful duo at WTA 125 events, with Valencia being their third team title at WTA 125-level in the past nine months. Bolsova has also won two additional WTA 125 doubles titles in her career with other partners.