After the disappointments she suffered in Madrid and Rome, where she lost in the second round, Garbiñe Muguruza was reunited with victory in Rabat, a WTA 250 to which he attended with an invitation to finalize his set-up for Roland Garros. The number one seed beat Anna Danilina, a 26-year-old Ukrainian and 343rd in the world, 6-3, 6-2 in 1h17. Picked up from the previous one, a remarkable doubles player (20th in the ranking), who only worried the Spanish at the beginning of each set with two separate breaks.
Muguruza will face the Italian Trevisan on Wednesday in the round of 16, who was able to beat the Chinese You (6-0 and 6-4). With 22 degrees and 70% humidity, Garbiñe sweated a lot, but she imposed her category and her hitting power, before a tennis player with few resources. Her idea is to recover feelings for Paris, where the challenge of shining again in a tournament that she won in 2016 awaits her.
It is the fourth time that Muguruza has played in Rabat. In 2014 he reached the semi-finals, when this event, the HRH La Princesse Lalla Meryem Grand Prix, was played in Marrakech. A goal that is now within her reach if she continues to focus and want to find her game. “I have come to Rabat to play as many games as possible. I want to compete and pick up the pace“, declared Garbiñe after his victory.
Parrizas can with Zhao
The other Spanish representative who continues in competition, Nuria Párrizas (Irene Burillo fell on Sunday in the first round 6-2, 6-1 against the Australian Tomljanovic), beat the 26-year-old Canadian and 337th in the world, Carol Zhao, who already won last year at Potchefstroom. The woman from Granada calmed her nerves so as not to collapse after clearly losing the second set, and she won by 7-6 (4), 1-6 and 6-2 in 2h27. With good angles, especially on the backhand, Nuria moved her rival and made her move continuously in search of the error. She is getting closer to surpassing her best position in the ranking, 45th place. He will get closer to that goal if he beats his next rival on Wednesday, who will be French: Mladenovic or Andrianjafitrimo.