Garbiñe Muguruza has started the year on the right foot. Although it is still too early to draw conclusions, the truth is that there are reasons to hope for the Spanish, qualified for the quarterfinals of the Shenzen (China) tournament by beating the American Shelby Rogers 6-1 and 7-6 in one hour and 23 minutes of play. Now he will play Kazakh Zarina Vivas (75).
«In the first set I did a good job and as usual she started to play better in the second and the game was balanced. But I knew that in the ‘tie break’ I had my chances so I am happy to have taken this game forward, ”said the Spaniard at the foot of the track. “I’m happy to add victories, I want to play as many games as possible this week,” added the champion of two greats.
Muguruza was overwhelming in the first round, where he completely developed the American in just over half an hour, although he had trouble at the start when he had to lift three break balls with 2-0 in favor.
Rogers’ reaction was swift and the second set was much more disputed. The number one in the world maintained its strength with the service (10 “aces”), but this time it could not take advantage of its initial break.
The American balanced instantly and equality remained until a “sudden death” where the sixth seed of the tournament started strong (4-0) to avoid letting the ticket to the quarter. This is great news for Muguruza, who this year works with Conchita Martínez with the intention of returning to be among the best. .