The Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza could not reach the final of the Shenzhen (China) tournament, scoring for the WTA, after losing his semifinal on Friday against the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in two sets 6-4, 6-3.
After having broken his bad run of results since last Roland Garros, the one in Caracas saw his adventure in the Chinese event halted before the fifth seed, which did not give him too many options and was always ahead on the scoreboard.
The double winner of ‘Grand Slam’ did not have her best day with the service, which did not work as in the previous days, which Alexandrova took advantage of to send in the game and play with much more comfort than her rival, who will have to continue waiting to play again for a title after doing it for the last time last April.
The match started even, but it was the Russian who hit first, with a ‘break’ in the sixth game that he took advantage of to get 5-2. Alexandrova had a 5-3 serve to close the set, but Muguruza reacted and regained the lost service, a prize he did not profit because he lost his next and delivered the set.
The sixth seeded in the tournament seemed to be affected by this moment of the match and he practically lost his comeback options because of his poor reliability with the serve. The Russian quickly got 5-1 and no longer missed the ticket to her second final after Linz (Austria) in 2018..