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Muguruza, Dimitrov win Cincinnati titles

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MASON, Ohio (AP) Garbine Muguruza cradled her smiling face in both hands and closed her eyes, taking it all in. The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer - this one at the expense of a player who can't quite get to No. 1.

Muguruza defeated Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 for her first Western & Southern Open title on Sunday, needing only 56 minutes to extend her run of success. She also denied Halep yet another chance to move up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings.

"Honestly, I was thinking in her situation, it must be difficult," Muguruza said. "But I wanted to win the title as well."

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2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 7,750
2 R. Nadal 7,555
3 R. Federer 7,145
4 S. Wawrinka 5,780
5 N. Djokovic 5,325
6 M. Cilic 5,155
7 A. Zverev 4,470
8 D. Thiem 4,030
9 K. Nishikori 3,285
10 M. Raonic 3,230
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2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 K. Pliskova 6,390
2 S. Halep 6,385
3 G. Muguruza 5,860
4 E. Svitolina 5,650
5 C. Wozniacki 5,350
6 A. Kerber 5,146
7 J. Konta 4,750
8 S. Kuznetsova 4,410
9 V. Williams 4,216
10 A. Radwanska 3,855
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