Muguruza stagnates

In women’s tennis for a long time the good feelings of a tennis player guarantee almost nothing, especially in the Grand Slams, because equality is tremendous and anyone can win on an inspired day. This is what happened this Friday in the game that Garbiñe Muguruza, world number 12 and champion of the tournament in 2017, played at the Wimbledon center, and Ons Jabeur, 24th. and whose best result in a Grand Slam are the quarters of the 2019 Australian Open. The match ended with a victory in three sets (5-7, 6-3 and 6-2 in 2:25) for the 26-year-old Tunisian, who had lost in another duel played against the Spanish in Hobart (“It was revenge, in a nice way,” he said).

For Garbiñe it is a painful defeat, because he does not recover the good line with which the season began, but not a setbackas Jabeur is an upwardly progressive tennis player who has just won a grass court title in Birmingham, where she became the first Arab woman to lift a WTA trophy. And she is, along with Sabalenka, the player with the most wins this year (32).

It will be she who plays for the first time in the round of 16 of the British major against the Polish Iga Swiatek, who obtained a very convincing victory against the Romanian Irina Camelia Begu (6-1 and 6-0 in 55 minutes). The Tunisian almost always led the initiative, even in the first round, although she did not win. Garbiñe suffered in almost all his services due to the good remains of his rival. Each serve was an ordeal for her and she saved the furniture in that initial sleeve because she went ahead three times and knew how to close it.

Faith against anguish

Then the agony continued before a grown rival who had a great time seeing that everything was going well for him and that his faith prevailed in the face of Muguruza’s anguish, who was the one who had the most to lose. The winner of two Slams was also desperate because she had broken options in two games before she conceded the break that gave Jabeur the equalizer. He was even able to avoid it with a 15-40 at 6-3. The third set was already a debacle for Garbiñe, unable to contain the winner, despite the fact that she struggled a lot in the attempt and it can be said that she played badly, no one can argue with that. Merely, her opponent was better than her. He has to rest, recover and look forward to the Tokyo Games and the US Open. The balance in the big tournaments is not goodor, with the eighth of Australia, the first round at Roland Garros and the third at Wimbledon. By rescuing something positive, Muguruza can return to the top-10, since she has added 120 points and provisionally climbed three places, although there are players who can overtake her.

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