Garbiñe Muguruza is in Rome with the intention of trying to compete in the WTA 1,000 that starts this Monday at the Foro Italico in the Italian capital. Hispaniola, who had to give up the Mutua Madrid Open due to muscle discomfort in his left leg, will be one of the players whose name will be in the draw for the draw that will take place this Saturday at 11:30.
Garbiñe trained yesterday with Russian Karen Khachanov and will rush his options to participate in a tournament in which he reached the semi-finals last year (Simona Halep beat her), her best result also obtained in 2016 (Keys) and 2017 (Svitolina).
If you could not be at the Roman event, you would still have the opportunity to sign up for one of the tournaments that will be held the week before Roland Garros (May 30 to June 13) in Rabat, Belgrade, Parma and Strasbourg. Last week she underwent an MRI scan which revealed that there was some risk of further injury to the area she complained about when had to leave in the Charleston tournament in the middle of the round of 16 against the Kazakh Putintseva.
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Debut against Pavlyuchenkova
If she finally decides to compete, Muguruza will debut against the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who comes from being a semifinalist in Madrid. The caraqueña would go for the upper part, the number one, the Australian Ashleigh Barty, would have on the way by ranking the Greek María Sakkari, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, the American Sofía Kenin, and Barty in the semifinals, before a hypothetical final against the Japanese Naomi Osaka. However, by classification, the quarters would be Barty-Sabalenka, Kenin-Svitolina, Halep-Andreescu and Osaka-Serena Williams. The American, who returns to the circuit and has not competed since the Australian Open, will start directly in the second round against Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska or a rival from the previous round. Sara Sorribes, the other Spanish in the box, will start against the Italian Camila Giorgi and it also goes on Barty’s side. In qualifying is Aliona Bolsava, who got off to a tough start against Sloane Stephens of the United States and who has just lost to Frenchwoman Tan on Friday in the quarterfinals of the WTA 125 in Saint Malo.