Garbiñe Muguruza passed over this Wednesday the 31-year-old American and 60th in the world Madison Brengle (6-0 and 6-2 in less than an hour) at the WTA 1,000 in Doha to reach the quarterfinals for the fifth time in a tournament in which she was a finalist two years ago. “I am super happy with my game today, especially in the first set. I was very solid and it was a great match for me,” she analyzed.
The Spaniard, who is at an enormous level since the second set of her debut two days ago against the Romanian Cirstea, will face the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko on Thursday around 5:00 p.m. (DAZN)., who could with the second favorite, Barbora Krejcikova (6-3 and 6-2). The head-to-head is 3-1 in favor of Garbiñe, although the two have not met since the 2017 WTA Finals, when she defeated the Caracas-born tennis player. “He’s playing well, he won in Dubai last week, so he’s very confident, but I hope to put out my best tennis and put up a tough fight.”
Muguruza exhibited a forceful strike (29 winners), a good hand and a lot of concentration during most of the match in a cool environment in terms of weather against a rival with a semi-amateur serve, who suffered a lot to keep their services. Everything went well for Garbiñe, including the defense, she volleyed correctly and always controlled the pace firmly against Brengle, who pulled proudly in the second set not to fit another bagel.