Garbiñe Muguruza qualified for the quarterfinals of the Dubai tournament, Premier category and which is played on hard court, after beating this Wednesday in a tough match to the Russian Vera Kudermetova in three sets (7-4, 4-6 , 6-4).
The finalist of the last Australian Open, invited by the organization, had to be struggling for almost two and a half hours to win the ticket among the eight best of the event and show that she is on the right track to be again protagonist with more regularity in The circuit.
The pupil of Conchita Martínez, ninth seed in Dubai and now will be measured by a spot in the semifinals against the American Jennifer Brady, encountered problems from the beginning with Kudermetova, which lacked more calm and experience in the decisive moments of the party, which opted for the side of the number one in the world.
Thus, the Russian missed the advantages that gave the ‘breaks’ of the first and seventh game, which found the answer of Muguruza who played better in the final part of the first quarter. After wasting three set balls with 5-4 in favor, he managed a third break later to avoid the ‘sudden death’ and get ahead.
The 39 of the world reacted and with two ‘breaks’ he got a comfortable 4-1. The Hispanic-Venezuelan did not give up, but could not prevent the loss of the sleeve even though he recovered one of the breaks and enjoyed three more options to have matched the contest.
Anyway, Muguruza finally found the solidity of his serve in the third and final set, in which he gave no options to the rest of his rival. This did not offer too many loopholes, but, with the pressure of taking 5-4 down, he lost his service and left Caracas to free the rooms. .