Garbiñe Muguruza passes the debut of Dubai in fits and starts

Garbiñe Muguruza has resumed the positive dynamics of the season beating the Romanian Irina – Camelia Begu by 6-3 and 7-5 in 1h.36 ‘. If just time to digest the defeat against the Czech Petra Kvitova in the final of the WTA 500 in Doha, on Saturday, this Monday the Spanish has overcome the initial sieve in the WTA 1000 in Dubai by fits and starts, fighting with an expert rival and his own irregularity.

Adaptation to the race to the conditions of Dubai, since even though it is also on a hard track and outdoors, “they are very different from those in Doha,” said the Spaniard, for which there is no respite. Aged 27 and world No. 16, this Tuesday she will face the young American in the second round Amanda Anisimova, 19 years old and 32nd WTA, winner of the Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-2 and 6-2.

First duel against Amanda Anisimova

One of the young pearls of international tennis, the North American plays her first WTA tournament of the season as she tested positive for coronavirus just before opening the course, missing the Australian tour. Muguruza, who made the Dubai semi-finals in 2015 and 2018, has never been measured.

Muguruza added his thirteenth win of the campaign, by four defeats, holding on to the field. She herself emphasized her fighting spirit more than a game full of unforced errors, especially on the right. Too much precipitation, wanting to break free from the premiere against a more familiar opponent coming from the previous pass, a 30-year-old Begu and 73rd WTA, which the Spanish has won four out of five times, being the defeat on clay.

Continuous ups and downs of Muguruza, adding and giving games in sets of three at a time. He dominated 3-0, recovered Begu (3-3) and sentenced with another 3-0 for 6-3 in 36 minutes.

In the second set, she was down 0-2 at the beginning and then 3-5 and the Romanian served, but the Caracas player reacted by coming back with four games in a row. He did it all, the hits and the misses, and he took the prize.

Still without Conchita Martínez

Still without Conchita Martinez, confined for being positive for coronavirus when she arrived in Doha. He was unable to travel to Dubai, where the physiotherapist, Adriana forti, acts as a coach-player connection, either by giving the instructions that can or by broadcasting images of the crash through the mobile phone.