The Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza could not reach the semifinals of the Dubai tournament, of the WTA Premier category and which is played on hard court, after losing this Thursday to the American Jennifer Brady in three sets by 6-7 (5 ), 6-3, 6-4.
The finalist of the last Australian Open was surprised by the American, 52 of the world and that she had qualified to the main draw through the previous phase, in a match in which after winning the first set she could no longer break the Take out your rival.
At first, however, it did not seem that way and it was the double Grand Slam champion who could break in the first place, but did not take advantage of any of the four breaking balls he enjoyed. Instead, Brady did not forgive his opportunity and got 5-3 and serve to sentence the sleeve.
But there endured well the number one in the world, who managed to recover the service to match a set that ended up being decided in a ‘tie-break’ that was favorable (7/5). However, the American did not leave too many options and could go back to the semifinals thanks to its greater firmness with the serve.
Muguruza came to take the initiative on the scoreboard in the second set, but was ‘stuck’ with 3-2 in his favor. He then wasted a 30-40 and his opponent endorsed four consecutive games, with two ‘breaks’, to take the game to a third and definitive partial, very close and where the Hispanic-Venezuelan wasted a vital 0-40 in the third game and then he could not keep his serve with 5-4 against to say goodbye to the tournament.
«I was expecting a difficult game because I knew that she is playing very well and I think that the altitude adapts improves her playing style with the ‘lifted’ kick. In addition, I think he now has confidence and his blows are entering him, he has a very good service and his ball is quite hard, ”said Caracas after the game.
The 16th of the world regretted not having taken advantage of its “many opportunities.” “Every time I had one, she played well, serving big and winning,” said a Muguruza satisfied to be more regular. «I just want to play games and matches. I realize that I am winning, but it really is not something I focus on especially, ”he added. .