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Muguruza, entry scare and comeback until the second round

Muguruza, entry scare and comeback until the second round

The Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza had a difficult debut at Roland Garros this Sunday, where she lost the first set against the American Taylor Townsend, 23 years old and 96 in the world, before coming back to qualify for the second round, with a victory by 5-7, 6-2 and 6-2 in almost two hours.

The Caracas-born, winner of the 2016 edition, premiered the complex’s new track, the Simonne Mathieu, with 5,000 seats, and she did it with nerves, against the solid game of her rival.

Thus they fought a very competitive set, with alternatives and good shots on both sides, which ended up on the side of the young American after breaking the service of the Spanish in the twelfth game.

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Muguruza’s pothole could be prolonged, because he was about to give up his service again on the first occasion of the second set, but he recovered, a blow to Townsend’s morale, which he let slip three consecutive games from there.

The Spanish, with recovered confidence, chained another series of three games and, in the final round, it was a hurricane against her rival.

With two breaks in his favor, he only needed to finish the game. He was able to do it with Townsend’s serve in the seventh, when he had three match points; but it was in the next with his serve and an elegant drop when the match was awarded.

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Her next rival will be the Swedish Johanna Larsson, who beat the Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-4. EFE

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