Garbiñe Muguruza's new hit in New York

The Spaniard missed a good start by Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova, who had not played a tournament for three years. Bolsava, also eliminated.


New hit by Garbiñe Muguruza at the US Open. The Spanish showed that the North American is not her favorite Grand Slam and she is back in round two for the second time in three years (last year she lost in the first round), and for the fourth time since 2015. Muguruza faced Tsvetana Pironkova , a 31-year-old unranked Bulgarian player who was playing her first tournament since Wimbledon 2017 (an event in which she was a finalist in 2010) after retiring to give birth to her first child in 2018. Garbiñe was superior to the Bulgarian in the early stages of the match, but once again he was disconnected from it due to his own mistakes to end up losing 7-5 and 6-3, and says goodbye to his second Grand Slam of the year with a disappointing result after reaching the final in Australia.

Garbiñe wanted to start their confrontation without the doubts shown at the beginning of their last match, in which they started with a 3-0 against Hibino. In the first game of the match, she managed to break Pironkova's serve, and since then she has commanded the first set. The feeling is that Muguruza dominated the sleeve but played with fire, since the result did not reflect his superiority. And it ended up burning. As she served to close the first set, Pironkova took advantage of two unforced errors by the Spanish to equalize the match. Again, with Garbiñe serving to force the tie break, the Bulgarian found herself with three set balls, materializing the latter. Muguruza reacted by harshly breaking his racket, a clear sign of frustration at seeing how a set that he had practically on track escaped.

Pironkova knew that her options in the game were due to Garbiñe's mistake, and that she did. With a very effective serve (93%), Tsvetana awaited the errors of the Spanish, who was unhinged as she missed affordable balls. Garbiñe saved five break balls in the fourth game. But, in the eighth game of the match, a new error from Muguruza arrived that condemned the Spanish. With a break point for Pironkova, Garbiñe double-faulted, and again hit her racket on the ground. She was completely out of the match and the tournament, and the Bulgarian only had to close the match with her serve.

Keys sweeps Bolsava

Another Spanish said goodbye during Thursday's day in the US Open women's draw. Aliona Bolsava faced Madison Keys, seventh seed and finalist of the tournament in 2017. The local player is one of the favorites for the final triumph, and made her superiority over the Spanish from the first rallies of the match. Less than an hour (56 minutes) lasted the game, liquidated by Keys through the fast track by a clear and forceful 6-2 and 6-1.

The first set started in the worst possible way for Bolsava, who lost two of her first three serves. Despite this, he recovered with a break in favor, but Keys quickly responded, taking advantage of the lack of effectiveness in the second serve of the Spanish (33%). In the second set, history repeated itself. Keys materialized the two break balls that he had and quickly made Bolsava say goodbye to his third participation in a Grand Slam. At still 22 years old, the Spaniard continues to evolve, and these encounters against the best in the world can be valuable learning for Aliona.

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