Garbiñe Muguruza (5th) defeated Barbora Krejcikova (3rd) by 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4 on the second date of the Teotihuacán Group and managed to recover from the initial fall against Karolina Pliskova in the tiebreak of the third quarter. In this way, the Spanish tennis player will qualify for the semifinals of the competition against Anett Kontaveit (8th).
“I am in the process of adapting to the height, I noticed in important moments that the ball flies more. With the hours on the track I noticed better, as I progress I will feel better. I never played with these conditions. I’m suffering but getting ahead“declared the former world number one at a press conference.
On the other hand, Muguruza referred to the present of tennis in his country: “I think it is a cycle. Carla Suárez Navarro was also top 10 while I was there, there has been great Spanish tennis for women, it is impossible to compare it with men. Now there is Paula (Badosa) who is young and super talented, that there are two Spanish women here is impressive“.
Garbiñe will seek to close 2021, the year in which she was able to return to the forefront of the WTA circuit, in the best way: she will try to defeat Kontaveit, who has been undefeated in 12 consecutive games, and get among the four best in the tournament.