Garbine Muguruza News
Dubai Open: Garbine Muguruza sees off Elise Mertens in semi-final clash, Barbora Krejcikova beats Jil Teichmann
The former world number one needed seven match points to overcome a stubborn Elise Mertens 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the Dubai semi-finals on Friday, and is now into her second final in as many weeks, having placed runner-up in Doha six days ago.
Dubai Open: Garbine Muguruza fights back from set down to beat Aryna Sabalenka, to face Elise Mertens
The Spaniard, a runner-up in Doha last week, bounced back from a set down to eliminate the third-seeded Sabalenka 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and set up a showdown with Belgium’s Elise Mertens.
Qatar Open: Petra Kvitova demolishes Garbine Muguruza to win second title in Doha
The fourth-seeded Czech player needed just over an hour to see off Muguruza and claim her 28th career title.
Qatar Open: Petra Kvitova defeats Jessica Pegula to set up final clash with Garbine Muguruza
Muguruza received a walkover into the title match after fellow former world number one Victoria Azarenka dropped out because of back pain
Qatar Open: Garbine Muruguza sets up Victoria Azarenka semi-final, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova eliminated
Azarenka, a two-time winner of the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, reached the last four by seeing off Ukrainian top seed Elina Svitolina, 6-2, 6-4.
Qatar Open: Former champions Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka through to quarters
It was Jabeur who defeated the Czech during their last encounter in Doha in 2020 but this time it was 2017 Qatar champion Pliskova who booked her ticket to her first hard-court quarter-final since 2020 Dubai.
Qatar Open: Victoria Azarenka shines in cloudy Doha on day one, Jennifer Brady knocked out
Despite conceding the first set, Russia's Kuznetsova put up a spirited defence in the second leading to increasingly sprawling rallies with her well-matched Belarusian opponent.
Qatar Open to go ahead as scheduled despite rising COVID-19 cases, high-profile withdrawals
Qatar has pressed ahead with events despite seeing an uptick in virus cases, staging the FIFA Club World Cup earlier this month with stadiums at 30 percent capacity.
Former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez tests COVID-19 positive in Qatar
Martínez is the coach of former world No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza, who is set to play at the Qatar Open from Monday.
Australian Open 2021: Recapping Naomi Osaka's four Grand Slam title-winning runs
Naomi Osaka clinched her fourth Grand Slam title on Saturday after beating Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open. Here's how her two US Opens and two Australian Opens were won:
Australian Open 2021: 'Very stressed' Naomi Osaka saves match points to set up all-Asian quarterfinal
Naomi Osaka, the third seed, was on the verge of elimination at 3-5, 15-40 on her serve in the third set before rattling off four points in a row.
Australian Open 2021: Dominic Thiem stunned by Grigor Dimitrov; Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka survive
A fatigued-looking Thiem, coming off a five-set win over Australia's Nick Kyrgios, slumped in straight sets to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov who took it 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in just over two hours.
Australian Open 2021: Mature Garbine Muguruza 'happy with performances' despite Naomi Osaka defeat
The Spanish 14th seed, the losing finalist last year, was on the cusp of making the quarter-finals once more at 5-3, 40-15 in the third set.
Australian Open 2021: Djokovic, Serena win; Wawrinka squanders three match points, Andreescu's comeback stalled
Though Tiafoe played an aggressive match, Djokovic was better when it mattered. He had the edge in terms of winners (56-49) and converted five break points to just two for Tiafoe.
Australian Open 2021: Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev through in straight sets, Sofia Kenin struggles to win; Victoria Azarenka crashes out
Nadal finished off a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win in just under two hours in his first competitive match in months
Ashleigh Barty beats Garbine Muguruza to clinch Yarra Valley Classic; Elise Mertens wins Gippsland Trophy
Barty ramped up her preparations by wearing down the two-time Grand Slam champion 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 in one hour and 47 minutes to win her ninth WTA singles title.
Garbine Muguruza sets up Yarra Valley Classic final with Ashleigh Barty; Grampians Trophy to end after semis
Muguruza has shown the form that put her top of the rankings in 2017, dropping just 10 games in four matches so far
Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams withdraws from Ashleigh Barty semi-final in tuneup event
Serena Williams needed a match tiebreaker to beat fellow American Danielle Collins 6-2, 4-6, 10-6
Abu Dhabi Open: Sofia Kenin fights back to beat Yulia Putintseva; Maria Sakkari, Elina Svitolina through to quarters
Kenin posted 57 unforced errors to Putintseva's 43 but still prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 over the 13th-seeded Putintseva.
French Open 2020 Women's Singles preview: Favourable draw, spectacular form make Simona Halep firm favourite
Ahead of Roland Garros' return, Firstpost takes a look at the Women's Singles draw and attempts to determine the potential outcome of all four quarters