The Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza said goodbye to the US Open this Thursday in the second round (7-5, 6-3), where she collided with the Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova despite a good start, which turned against her in another bad year in the American ‘big’.
Muguruza, who brought a good season until the long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic – final in Australia and at least quarter round in all tournaments played-, was eliminated in New York without being able to follow that good line, in the ‘big one’ that most resists the champion of Wimbledon (2017) and Roland Garros (2016).
The Spanish-Venezuelan started strong, with a ‘break’ in favor in the first game of the match and a lot of winning blow. This is how she kept a player tied. inactive since 2017, when she left tennis after Wimbledon to start a family, but that she returned prepared.
The Bulgarian that did almost revive against the Spanish, since Muguruza came to have a 0-40 to put the 2-5 and close the set with his serve. The one from Caracas lost the golden opportunity, broke her racket, and also concentration with a game that went into a lot of unforced errors.
The double ‘Grand Slam’ champion conceded four straight games and trailed to the second set. There she was little by little recovering her game, but Tsvetana did not lose his at any time. In fact, it was the Spanish who suffered not to lose her serve, in a long fourth game and ended up giving in to a wall.
The Bulgarian stayed a long exchange to have the ‘break’ ball that her rival delivered with a double fault. The final blow for a Muguruza again with glasses in New York, where only once out of eight visits has passed the second round.