Konta vs Muguruza: rematch of the US Open 2015 drama

Garbiñe Muguruza and Johanna Konta have met on three occasions with a 2-1 record in favor of the British born in Australia, with nine sets and 94 games.


Garbiñe Muguruza and Johanna Konta are measured this Thursday (about 11:00, Eurosport) in a high-flying duel between two players of similar cut (the two are around 1.80, are right-handed and fibrous and very aggressive when playing) but different luck. A the Spanish has fared better, precisely since the last time they met, at the US Open in 2015. The British won in a second round match, like the one now in the Australian Open, hard, competed and with two tiebreakers It was decided in the third set in favor of Konta (7-6 (4), 6-7 (4) and 6-2), like the other two that played, the same year in Eastbourne (6-4, 4-6) and 6-3 for Johanna) and in 2012 in Luxembourg (4-6, 6-3 and 7-5 for Garbiñe). In sum: three games, nine sets and 94 games. Almost three and a half years later, Muguruza, who had already played in the Wimbledon final, has won two Grand Slams, four other trophies and almost 20 million dollars in prize money, more than double that of Konta, who has remained short in relation to the expectations that surrounded her in her country. With 27 years, two more than his rival, his greatest successes have been the semifinals of Australia in 2016 and London 2017, and the titles of Stanford in 2016 and Sydney (his hometown although he has British nationality and resides in Eastbourne, England) and Miami 2017.

In the first round he suffered much more Konta, who needed three sets with two playoffs to overcome the Australian Tomljanovic, while Garbiñe broke up in two sets of Zheng. The two are far from what indicates its potential, plus the Anglo-Saxon (38th in the world), and in the Margaret Court Arena will be seen if Muguruza (18th) imposes its highest category. "I remember that US Open match well, it was long, hard and good too, I think this is going to be a great second-round match," says Caraqueña.



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