WTA: Muguruza and Sabalenka fight their way through in Moscow, Svitolina flies out in Tenerife

Garbine Muguruza (WTA No. 5) and Aryna Sabalenka (WTA No. 2) reached the quarter-finals at the WTA 500 tournament in Moscow - after some effort.

by Florian Goosmann
last edit: Oct 20, 2021, 03:52 pm

Garbine Muguruza in Dubai
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Garbine Muguruza

Muguruza, who was in second place, had to go into overtime against Tereza Martincova, but in the end won 6: 4, 4: 6 and 6: 3 and is in the quarter-finals of a tournament for the seventh time this season. The fifth in the world rankings also managed to win the tournament twice.

Muguruza had already led with a break in the second round after winning the first set, but Martincova stayed on and forced the decisive set. There the Spaniard served confidently in the end. There were no fewer than twelve breaks in the course of the game.

Muguruza now against Petkovic?

Muguruza now meets Anett Kontaveit or Andrea Petkovic. "Petko" benefited from Jelena Ostapenko's retirement on Tuesday evening after losing the first set

Also next is Aryna Sabalenka, who is top of the list at the Kremlin Cup. The Latvian also had to beat Ajla Tomljanovic over the full distance, winning 7: 6 (2), 4: 6 and 6: 1 in the end. The next opponent is Ekaterina Alexandrova.

WTA Tenerife: Osorio takes Svitolina out and continues strong in 2021

There was a big surprise at the WTA 250 tournament in Tenerife: The Colombian Camila Osorio took the top seed Elina Svitolina out of the tournament with 5: 7, 6: 3, 6: 2 - her greatest success so far. Osorio had sensationally won in Bogota at the beginning of the season , as world number 180. It is now in 63rd place - and the trend is rising.

To the single draw in Moscow

To the single draw in Tenerife

by Florian Goosmann

Oct 20, 2021, 03:47 pm
last edit: Oct 20, 2021, 03:52 pm