Párrizas, to rooms in Rabat; Muguruza, in a sea of ​​doubts

A blow of authority on one side and another blow conceded on the other. Nuria Párrizas, after beating the French Kristina Mladenovic, 110th in the ranking, will be in the quarterfinals of the WTA 250 in Rabat; Garbiñe Muguruza, however, says goodbye to the tournament after losing to the Italian Martina Trevisan, 85th in the world. Two games and both decided in the third set, but with very different outcomes. 4-6, 6-3 and 6-0 for the Granada after a great reaction and 2-6, 6-4 and 6-1 against the Spanish-Venezuelan after a great sinking.

Ahead, two divergent horizons. Párrizas, with good feelings, will seek the semifinals of the Moroccan tournament against the French Clara Burel or the Italian Lucia Bronzetti; Muguruza, for her part, who arrived at the WTA 250 as a guest, is still far from her goals. Her intention was to finalize the preparation for Roland Garrosdissipate part of the ghosts present at the start of the season and gain confidence in the face of the French challenge. She is still trapped in a sea of ​​doubts and, now, the only option is to get out of it in a big way, at the Grand Slam (from May 22 to June 5). He has the conditions for it, but very little time to clear his head and regain confidence.

To this day, well, that seems to be his main problem. Before Trevisan, the evidence of the facts. Garbiñe, confident from the start, marked territory, as her 10th position in the ranking demands, with a very complete first set. In the second, very competitive, he started threatening, with a break, and closed yielding, without conviction. In the third, far from the reaction, white flag, adding only his last turn to serve to avoid a final roll. A very hard farewell for the tournament’s top seed, which reached the semifinals in 2014, and which indicates a pattern to overcome. In Madrid he said goodbye with a 6-3 and 6-0 against Anhelina Kalinina and in Rome, with a 3-6, 7-6 and 6-1 against Yulia Putintseva, in a game with a script very similar to today’swhich leaves the Spanish with only eight victories in this 2022.

Parrizas can aim high

In Rabat, the opposite is the case of a Nuria Párrizas who is signing a tournament of great honor. In her debut, against the Canadian Carol Zhao, the Andalusian, who is looking for her first WTA title, he knew how to control the situation so as not to collapse after clearly giving up the second set; against Mladenovic, same security to overcome the game after falling in the first set, in which could not overcome any of the three breaking balls raised by the French. From then on, a lot of consistency on the first serve (62.1% of points won), a constant threat to the rest (11 break opportunities) and a license to aim high.