The Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza (16th in the world) maintains her good line of results after reaching the final of the Australian Open, and qualified for the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tournament after defeating the Russian Veronika Kudermetova 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.
“There are many things I could have done better,” said the two-time Grand Slam winner. “But I am very happy because I have given myself another opportunity to play a quarter-final,” added Muguruza, who broke her opponent’s serve in the last game and settled the crash on her first match point.
The Caracas-born tennis player already knows a rival for a place in the semifinals, it will be the American Jennifer Brady (52nd), who eliminated the Czech Marketa Vondrousova.
Romanian Simona Halep, the first favorite of the event, also qualified for the quarterfinals, but suffered against Tunisian Ons Jabeur, whom she defeated 1-6, 6-2 and 7-6 (9/7).
The third female racket in the world, the Czech Karolina Pliskova, also passed into the quarterfinals, who dispatched the French Kristina Mladenovic (6-1, 6-2) in two sets. AFP
The Dubai Tournament is held on a hard surface and distributes $ 2,643,670 in prizes.
–– Dubai WTA Tournament
– Women’s singles – Round of 16:
Simona Halep (ROU / N.1) defeated Ons Jabeur (TUN) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (9/7)
Aryna Sabalenka (BLR / N.7) bt Elise Mertens (BEL) 6-4, 6-3
Jennifer Brady (USA) bt Markéta Vondroušová (CZE) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP / N.9) to Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Petra Martic (CRO / N.8) bt Barbora Strycova (CZE) 6-3, 6-3
Anett Kontaveit (EST) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) to Katerina Siniaková (CZE) 6-3, 6-3
Karolína Plíšková (CZE / N.2) to Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-1, 6-2