Andreescu stops Muguruza and there will be no Spanish derby in Miami

The Canadian recovered her best level to come back and beat the Spanish for the second time, who returned to stay in the round of 16. He will be the one who faces Sorribes in the quarterfinals.


Garbiñe Muguruza's unstoppable march on the WTA circuit came to an end this Monday when, after a very hopeful first set, it seemed that the tenth consecutive victory for the Spanish, 21st of the season, could come. But Bianca Andreescu, an impertinent, irritating 20-year-old girl who, it must be said, plays tennis very well, stopped the leader of the year in matches won with a well-deserved comeback: 3-6, 6-3 and 6- 2 in two hours and 13 minutes. This is how he frustrated the Spanish derby that was almost savored after the impressive victory against Ons Jabeur by Sara Sorribes, who will face the Canadian, eighth favorite and winner of the US Open in 2019, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Garbiñe's defeat, who is still unable to pass the eighth in this tournament and it was the sixth time that he reached those heights, was not due to a lack of attitude, rather he lacked strength, physical background after a course full of matches, many of them of the highest demand, because it has hardly had easy rivals due to its position in the ranking and because of the level so even that there is in the circuit. On Sunday he left more than the soul before Kalisnkaya, he expended a lot of energy. This was acknowledged at the press conference. Andreescu, who had not competed for a year, seems to have recovered his best version in Miami. This time he did not pass over Muguruza as he did in Indian Wells two years ago (6-0 and 6-1), but the direct play of the caraqueña bounced again in the freshness of a very dynamic rival who plays every shot with the faith that he is going to enter, although sometimes luck also accompanies him.

After that first round in which Garbiñe was more than correct, the winner of two Grand Slams was always in tow of what the Missisauga tennis player, of Romanian origin, wanted to dictate. Even in moments when his strength seemed to wane. Muguruza did not give up even with the 4-0 against the last quarter. However, that anguish that haunted him in other times reappeared and that brought him to the brink of tears when he realized that this time he could not turn the game around."I lack spark"

"Physically I was not up to the task. I lacked energy, spark against an opponent who plays very fast. At the end of the third set I noticed that it was difficult for me to play the way I wanted. I dragged the load of matches a lot, Especially on Sunday with a lot of heat. I felt diminished in that aspect ", recognized the Spaniard, who will begin" already to prepare the land campaign ". "It has been a good start to the year and we are happy, despite this defeat. Although we have not yet put together the plan." It could start right away, still in America (Charleston) or already in Europe, in Stuttgart, after a couple of weeks.

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