Krejcikova defeats Muguruza to reach US Open quarter-finals | Tennis News
Barbora Krejcikova survived a response from Garbine Muguruza and a late injury problem to secure a 6-3 7-6 (4) victory and advance to the quarter-finals of the US Open on Sunday, while the race of his Spanish opponent at Flushing Meadows ended at a familiar roadblock.
Playing for the first time in the main draw of the US Open after failing five times to qualify, Czech Krejcikova suddenly regained form on the hard courts in New York, looking at times as comfortable as she was. she had done so earlier this year on clay by winning the French Open.
However, Krejcikova, who requested a medical time out at the end of the second set, looked distressed after the game and was helped off the pitch by medical staff.
For Muguruza, it was a familiar ending to his Flushing Meadows campaign.
The Spaniard won Roland Garros and Wimbledon, reached the final in Australia but failed to reach the quarter-finals at the US Open.
As the clock ticked around midnight in New York, Muguruza dozed for the first few games as Krejcikova took a 3-0 lead.
The Spaniard finally woke up from her slumber, but Krejcikova was already in great shape, sweeping seven straight games to win the first set and a 4-0 lead in the second at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Muguruza made a determined comeback, putting the pressure to win five trotting games to go 5-4 ahead.
Scoring 6-5 and preparing to serve to force a tie-break, Krejcikova called for a medical time-out and walked off the pitch squeezing her midsection.
After her return to the court, the Czech was keen to use love to force the tie-break, which she easily won 7-4.
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