WTA Moscow: Muguruza gets rebuffed, Sakkari beats Halep
Garbine Muguruza clearly failed at the WTA 500 event in Moscow because of Anett Kontaveit.Maria Sakkari, on the other hand, prevailed against Simona Halep .
by Michael Rothschädl
last edit: Oct 22, 2021, 05:29 pm
At noon, Aryna Sabalenka, number one at the tournament in Moscow, had left the tournament, and number two has now followed suit. And in a memorable way: With 6: 1 and 6: 1, Anett Kontaveit gave the Spaniard Garbine Muguruza a real rebuff in just 48 minutes in order to buy her ticket for the semifinals in Moscow. There the Estonian meets Marketa Vondrousova.
A continuation of the good form resulted on Friday for Maria Sakkari. The Greek only had to tremble briefly against Simona Halep from Romania, after Halep had come from 1: 5 to 4: 5 in set two, she made the 6: 4 and 6: 4 success perfect with another break. In the semifinals, Sakkari will now face Sabalenka conqueror Ekaterina Alexandrova.
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