Garbiñe Muguruza she was surprised by Ajla Tomljanovic, number 47 of the WTA, by 6-3, 1-6 and 6-3 in about two hours of play in his debut in Indian Wells 2021. The Spanish tennis player could not continue with the good feelings left just six days ago with the conquest of the ninth title of her career in Chicago. It also did not surpass its debut Sara Sorribes, while Paula Badosa saved the day for the Spanish women in the women’s team.
Garbiñe Muguruza He could not continue the path of success that he had started in Chicago, where he finished the ninth title in his career. The Spanish reappeared in Indian Wells as a brand-new champion of the predecessor tournament, but was surprised in her first match by an opponent who had never won a top-10 before.
The first set was taken by the Australian after breaking the service of the pupil of Conchita Martinez up to three times. In the second act, Garbiñe went for all and managed to tie the contest after taking the sleeve with a resounding 6-1. But he started in tow in the third and final set by giving up his first service. He even put the tables afterwards, but his rival was more solid and ended up taking the match after almost two hours of play with a final result of 6-3, 1-6 and 6-3 to advance in the Californian tournament.
The defeat of Garbiñe Muguruza It also arrived one day after turning 28. Despite falling at the first change in Indian Wells, the Spanish is seventh in the 2021 Race so she has a foot and a half to play the tournament that brings together the eight best tennis players of the year and that this time will be held in Guadalajara (Mexico), instead of in Shenzhen, from November 8 to 14.
Paula Badosa keeps going
The defeat of Garbiñe Muguruza She was not the only one to regret on the day in the women’s team for the Spanish. Nor could Sara Sorribes celebrate the victory, who lost against the Russian Anna Kalinskaya 6-3, 4-6 and 6-2 and was also dropped from the tournament.
Greater fortune had Paula Badosa. The Catalan tennis player beat Yastremka in three sets (6-4, 2-6 and 6-2) in her debut in Indian Wells 2021. The Spanish took advantage of the weakness of her rival to serve, who came to commit up to ten double faults in the match. Now Badosa, the only Spanish survivor, will meet the young American promise Coco Gauff.