Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Garbine Muguruza advances to quarterfinals at Wuhan Open

Ashleigh Barty Ashleigh Barty beat Agnieszka Radwanska and Johanna Konta on her way to the last eight in Wuhan
Rita Gibson | 28 September, 2017, 21:10

Australian Ashleigh Barty continued her strong form, beating her second consecutive top-20 player with a 4-6 6-0 6-4 win over ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

The Spaniard dominated the first set, losing just three points on her serve, before taking it 6-2, but her Polish opponent then fought back in devastating fashion to win the next 1-6.

But she said she was "looking forward" to her quarter-final clash with Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open victor, after the Latvian overpowered Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

The loss will undoubtedly be disappointing for Muguruza, whose quest for a first title as the world number one will continue at the China Open next week, though the Spaniard can not say she had no opportunities, having dominated the opening set and missing an open court at 2-0, 30-30 in the final set which would have handed her a point for a double break. "She had a very good moment in the second set but that didn't disturb me to just keep going". After opening with a break, Muguruza lost her way as Ostapenko grew in confidence.

The Latvian won a superb six in a row to wrap up the match and her first victory over Muguruza in three attempts.

"I know she is a very good player", Muguruza said to reporters after the match.

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Linette went a break up at 2-0 when Muguruza fired a forehand into the tramlines and raced into a 5-0 lead before a short delay due to rain.

These two have played twice and Muguruza has won both matches.

Ostapenko is the only seed left in a youthful semi-final line-up.

The most dominant performance of the day came from third seed Karolina Pliskova, a 6-2 6-1 victor over Wang Qiang.

It has also been a dream week for Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari, who battled to a 7-6 (7-2) 7-5 win over France's Alize Cornet. Former No 1 Angelique Kerber, US Open champion Sloane Stephens - beaten by Wang - and runner-up Madison Keys lost in the first round.

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