Garbiñe Muguruza He has lived through torture on Wimbledon Center Court, to which he returned three years later. The 2017 champion had a hard time in the ‘Cathedral’ being a victim of her own problems and, especially, of the inspiration of a rival who ended up passing over her, the Tunisian Ons Jabeur.
The African, 26 years old and 24th WTA, earned her pass to her first round of 16 at Wimbledon, beating the Spanish, 27 years old and 12th, by 5-7, 6-3 and 6-2 in 2h.25 ‘. They will be seen against the Polish Iga Swiatek. He managed the nerves of success, before the first match point he had to retreat briefly to the back of the court to vomit. It solved in the second.
Muguruza, who intends to dispute the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, he did not have his most definitive weapons. The serve did not accompany, having to face 29 ‘break’ balls. He saved 24, a figure that explains his determination to reverse the situation, to give himself a chance. But five ‘breaks’ on the grass, so much suffering with the service, is not a good sign for the caraqueña, and she paid for it.
She did not let go, but ended up falling victim to the mischief of a rival in full swing, determined by her recent victory at the Birmingham grass court tournament. They are eight of nine dominated games on this surface. Talented herself, Jabeur peppered Muguruza with droppings, handling her with continual changes of punches and rhythm.
Muguruza breaks the statistic that said that if he passed the second round in the All England Club, he reached the final, as in 2015 and 2017. He took an initial fight fight, in which he prized three advantages of ‘break’ to make it his own.
He was going to the limit, he was gradually losing ground to a Jabeur that completely unbalanced the balance from 3-3 in the second set. From less to more, he chained c
first consecutive games to win the second set 6-3 and send 2-0 in the second. He made a streak of 16 points in a row.
Muguruza held out as long as he could, but the Jabeur festival grew by the minute. They were no longer the left, the cut. She also hit more and better, she became queen of the game. Relentless Jabeur, Conchita Martínez’s pupil lacks the usual rotundity.
43 winning shots from Jabeur, 32 from Muguruza; 27 and 26 unforced errors, respectively. The African took revenge for her defeat at Hobart 2020 after having match point. More faith and success of the Tunisian, emboldened, in a sweet moment.