Garbiñe Muguruza started with a victory the part of the season that he likes the most, in which it is played on clay, although in the case of the Volvo Car Open in Charleston (USA) is gray and not brick-colored as usual. The Spanish dominated the Polish Magdalena Frech in the first set, but had to sweat a lot to overcome her in the second and win 6-1, 6-3 in 70 minutes. Thus, without being able to barely celebrate it due to the exhaustion, he placed a 21 in his glossy victory box for this course and In the second round, she will meet Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva on Thursday, who could with a double 6-2 with his compatriot Zarina Diyas and whom she has won in her only two matches (Beijing 2016 and Roland Garros 2017). Today it will be Paula Badosa who plays against the Swiss Belinda Bencic from 4:00 p.m.
Garbiñe did not have a good memory of his only previous passage through Charleston, because in 2013 the local Jessica Pegula alighted at the first exchange, which is now in fashion but at that time it came from playing the previous one. She also does not like the material that the tournament tracks are made of, according to her a little different from what is usually used on the circuit. But he barely noticed that difference in the first round in which he played as he wanted and broke twice the Frech serve., a 23-year-old tennis player and 159th in the ranking that she had never faced.
A path of roses opened before them that was not so much in the first six games of the second set due to the persistent resistance of the eastern player, not very successful. A break for 4-3 returned the waters to their course and Muguruza already rowed down the current towards a new triumph carved from effort and determination, qualities that are appreciated and that it is a pleasure to see because they join their pleasant tennis and the bearing with which it moves along the track. “It's my favorite surface, but it's always hard to find a rhythm in the first match,” he explained. “I had to call on my fighting spirit, fight for every ball and run,” he said before trying to hit a multi-ball target to raise funds. The second hit the center, like his outstanding season.
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