Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza agreed on Wednesday to the quarterfinals of the Hobart (Australia) tennis tournament by beating, by 3-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (4), Tunisian Ons Jabeur. Muguruza, second favorite in this edition, delivered the first manga, but reacted and ended up taking the win after two hours and 23 minutes.
In the quarterfinals he will meet the Russian Veronika Kudermetova, 22, number 42 of the world ranking and fifth pre-qualified in the tournament. A victory would allow Garbiñe Muguruza to repeat for the second consecutive week in the semifinals, since in Shenzhen (China), in his first event of 2020, he reached the penultimate round.
Hobart is a favorable place for the Spanish, since there he premiered his record as a professional in the individual category (2014) and in doubles (2013, together with Tita Torró).
«This type of matches will be worth it, not only for the Australian Open but for the rest of the year. You have a match ball against you and the situation is very hard, but you are holding on and you have just won and it is a very rewarding feeling regardless of whether we have Australia next week or not, ”said Muguruza.
«I think she has played very relaxed and really amazing. When your opponent is playing so well you just have to endure, resist in the game and be patient. He has this aggressive style and has a lot of talent, so you can never trust the fact that it comes from the previous one, you always have to be prepared for what may happen, ”he admitted.
“She had a match point, but I never gave up and it was worth it in the end because the victory this time fell on my side, but above all I am very happy with the fighting spirit that I had until the end,” he added The second series head of the tournament. .