Garbiñe hit

The Spanish-Venezuelan had the comeback in her hand when she dominated by 2-3 in the last set, but some discomfort in her finger stopped her in her tracks.


Katerina Siniakova (55th WTA) gave one of the surprises of the day last Monday when she eliminated Jelena Ostapenko. Merit victory that in another time would have been considered a feat against the Latvian tennis player, winner of Roland Garros in 2017 and former number 5 in the WTA ranking, whose competitiveness seems to be forgotten. Garbiñe Muguruza experienced a similar situation from his last Grand Slam conquest (Wimbledon 2017) until the arrival of Conchita Martínez to his technical area, but today the direction of Caracas is opposite to that of Ostapenko. Although unfortunately she could not show it against Siniakova herself in her debut at the WTA 1,000 in Canada, where she unexpectedly fell at the hands of the Czech when she led the score in the third set: 6-2, 0-6 and 6-3 in 1 hour and 58 minutes.

Garbiñe reappeared after his tour of the Tokyo Games and came out onto the dominant track, but Siniakova quickly countered the two initial games of the Caracas player to equalize the score (2-2). The Czech saw that her options were to let go of her arm and play extremely difficult strokes, all or nothing, since a priori by consistency it would be difficult to face the fifth seed in Montreal. Against all odds, Siniakova went heads on that coin tossed into the air. Mugu was surprised and conceded up to six games in a row with which she delivered the first set (from 0-2 to 6-2) in just 37 minutes.

Garbiñe cut the bloodletting winning his serve at the beginning of the second set. It gave him wings. All the punch that the Czech lost in her blows began to be won by the Spanish in aggressiveness, effectiveness (only three unforced errors in the entire sleeve) and solvency in her uploads to the network. That gale of play could only be translated into the 'donut' of Conchita's pupil. Overflowing with confidence, Garbiñe started the final set, which allowed him to recover from an initial break from the Czech. But everything took an unexpected turn. With 2-3 up, Muguruza stopped the game in the change of ends due to some discomfort in the finger of one hand. The work of the physio, including a new bandage, did not work, since the Spanish-Venezuelan did not win any games again and the Czech gave the bell. Goodbye to the first exchange against a rival who only added the second win of his career against a top-10 (the other was also this year against Serena Williams) and who put in his favor the face to face against Garbiñe (2-1 ). The physicist, as happened on several occasions this year, again failed Muguruza ...

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