Ostapenko beats world No. 1 Muguruza at Wuhan WTA quarterfinals

Take note – story published 6 years and 8 months ago

Latvia's No. 1 tennis player Jeļena Ostapenko (WTA 10) beat world number one Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Wuhan WTA Premier series tennis tournament.

The first set had a level start but Muguruza quickly seized the initiative. In the second set the game was nerve-wracking after Ostapenko seized the initiative and went on to win the second set after scoring successive precise shots.

The third set however saw a demotivated Muguruza succumb to Ostapenko who showed a convincing game that earned her the French Open title this summer.

This is the eight successive victory for Ostapenko, and her first against Muguruza whom she had faced two times before. Ostapenko has earned 350 WTA points for advancing into the Wuhan semis. 

She will face Australia's Ashleigh Barty (WTA 37) on September 29.

Seen a mistake?

Select text and press Ctrl+Enter to send a suggested correction to the editor

Select text and press Report a mistake to send a suggested correction to the editor

Related articles


Most important