No.8 seed Belinda ended her week at the Adelaide International 2 with authority, dispatching No.5 seed Daria Kasatkina 6-0, 6-2 in the final to win the seventh Hologic WTA Tour singles title of her career.
2021 Olympic gold medalist Belinda needed just 67 minutes to beat Kasatkina and set a new career-best showing in the city, having previously finished runner-up to Iga Swiatek at the 2021 Adelaide International. It is her first title on Australian soil.
Words from the winner: "I'm happy I could show my work here on the court," Belinda said in her post-match press conference. "I thought I played some great matches from the start of the tournament and also against different kind of opponents so I really could test myself out there in every way and just go confidently into the Australian Open."