Garbine Muguruza def. Klara Zakopalova 6-4 6-0
Perhaps inspired by Pironkova's Sydney run, Muguruza made a fairytale run of her own all the way from qualifying to clinch the Hobart title in dominant style. The aggressive Spaniad not only claims her first title, but also shows the tour that she is well recovered from her previous career threatening injury. Garbine plays different from the usual Spanish players with her huge serve and groundstrokes. She had been poised to breakthrough but injuries almost derailed her. It's nice to see that another player has beaten the odds and finally accomplished something to be proud of. As for Klara, another final loss for the veteran. The pressure of winning a title is just too much for the experienced player. Let's hope she can overcome this hurdle sometime this year, because she's a joy to watch when she's clicking.