Garbiñe Muguruza opens his gravel season with a resounding victory

Garbiñe Muguruza has won his first match on clay of the 2021 season. Not on the red clay more typical of this surface, but on that greenish surface still in force in the United States, in the Charleston WTA 500, in South Carolina.

But it counts as a clay court success for the 2015 Roland Garros champion, which remains her only title on this type of track. Paris will once again be the main objective of the tour, which will then go through Madrid and Rome.

Muguruza, 27 years old and world No. 13, defeated the Polish woman 6-1, 6-3 in 1h.10 ‘ Magdalena Frech, 23 years old and 159 of the ranking. The winning leader of the campaign, with 21 already, had no problems against a rival from the previous phase. The Spanish kept her serve intact, tracing two break balls in the game that gave her the opening set. He won 33 of the 41 points contested with his serve, 20 of 24 with the first.

The champion of the Dubai WTA 1000 and a finalist in the Yarra Valley tournaments in Melbourne and Doha. In the eighth of Charleston he will meet a Kazakh, the best of the duel between Zarina Diyas and Yulia Putintseva. Either of the two will require a greater effort from Muguruza regarding its premiere.