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Category: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Jabeur wins hearts of Centre Court crowd on way to victory over Muguruza

Tunisian seals 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 success against 2017 championPoland’s Iga Swiatek now awaits in the last 16 on MondayThe talent of Ons Jabeur has never been in doubt. Between her sweet, delicate hand skills, the boundless creativity she plays with and her…

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Garbiñe Muguruza’s mercurial gifts close to shining consistently at last | Tumaini Carayol

The talented Spaniard has been scuppered by wild fluctuations in form, but there are signs she is ready to be a reliable danger As the tennis season finally turned away from Australia and towards the Middle East this month, the Qatar Total Open produce…

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Sofia Kenin emerges from the shadows in style with first major title

By beating Garbiñe Muguruza, the 21-year-old American upstaged her much-heralded compatriot Coco Gauff and showed the resolve of a true championOn one of the several tumultuous days at this Australian Open, Chris Evert, perhaps the most perceptive of t…

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Sofia Kenin battles back to beat Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final

• American beats Spaniard 4-6, 6-2, 6-2• Kenin lifts first grand slam titleIf to be young is heaven, Sofia Kenin is floating on an untouchable cloud after beating Garbiñe Muguruza in three sets to win the 2020 Australian Open, becoming the eighth first…

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Sofia Kenin v Garbiñe Muguruza: Australian Open women’s singles final – live!

Updates from the final at Melbourne ParkMuguruza primes power game for final against KeninYou can get in touch with Tumaini by email or on Twitter 9.03am GMT First set: Sofia Kenin 1-2* Garbiñe Muguruza. This is already incredibly intense, but Muguruza…

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Sofia Kenin v Garbiñe Muguruza: Australian Open women’s singles final – live!

Updates from the final at Melbourne ParkMuguruza primes power game for final against KeninYou can get in touch with Tumaini by email or on Twitter 9.03am GMT First set: Sofia Kenin 1-2* Garbiñe Muguruza. This is already incredibly intense, but Muguruza…

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Garbiñe Muguruza primes power game for Australian Open final against Kenin

• Conchita Martínez hails Muguruza’s controlled aggression• Kenin is youngest Australian Open singles finalist since 2008Conchita Martínez has had cause to jump out of her seat a few times over the past fortnight as Garbiñe Muguruza has swung through e…

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Sharapova out amid injury drama as Muguruza also falls in Wimbledon shocks

Sharapova retired with a wrist problem 5–0 down in final set2017 champion Muguruza lost 6–4, 6–4 to Beatriz Haddad MaiaThe two biggest shock defeats in the women’s draw befell two former champions: Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza.Sharapova, the 20…

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Garbiñe Muguruza beats Johanna Konta in late-night finish to end British hopes

• Muguruza through to third round after 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-5 win• Match finished at 3.12am on Margaret Court ArenaJohanna Konta became the last of eight British players to leave the 2019 Australian Open, and in the most bizarre circumstances, sharing the r…

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Wimbledon day four highlights: Muguruza bows out as Edmund advances – video

Kyle Edmund is the last Briton standing at Wimbledon after last year’s semi-finalist Johanna Konta crashed out, losing in the second round to unseeded Dominika Cibulkova. Edmund defeated Bradley Klahn 6-4 7-6(0) 6-2 to move into the third round of…

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Wimbledon 2018: Boulter, Nadal, Konta and Edmund in action on day four – live!

Follow the action from day four at SW19Edmund and Swedish coach focus on Klahn before World CupYou can email Katy or tweet her here 12.52pm BST Boulter checks Osaka’s momentum by holding to love. If she’s going to lose, she’s going to do so fighting. …

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Wimbledon day two highlights: Nadal cruises through as Kvitova suffers shock exit – video

The world No 1 Simona Halep and defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza, along with British hope Johanna Konta, escaped the continuing carnage in Wimbledon’s women’s draw with first-round wins. Two-time former champion Petra Kvitova blamed increa…

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Garbiñe Muguruza starts Wimbledon defence with win over Britain’s Broady

• No 3 seed and 2017 champion wins 6-2, 7-5 on Centre Court• Only five women have defended the title in open eraIn the 50 years since tennis welcomed the professionals back into the fold, only five women have successfully defended the Wimbledon title. …

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French Open quarter-finals: Nadal v Schwartzman and Cilic v Del Potro – live!

Quarter-finals resume before women’s semi-finalsMuguruza savours Halep duel after routing SharapovaAnd feel free to email Katy or tweet: @KatyMurrells 11.57am BST … and a delightful touch from Schwartzman gives him another break point! But some stunn…

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Garbiñe Muguruza sends Maria Sharapova crashing out of French Open

• Russian swept aside by Spanish third seed 6-2, 6-1• Muguruza to face world No 1 Simona Halep in semi-finalsMaria Sharapova’s French Open comeback was ended in straight sets by Garbiñe Muguruza.The Russian, back on the Paris clay having missed th…

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French Open quarter-finals: Muguruza v Sharapova, Halep v Kerber – live!

Nadal plays Schwartzman later, while Cilic faces Del PotroDjokovic unsure of Wimbledon after shock loss to CecchinatoAnd feel free to email Katy or tweet: @KatyMurrells 12.11pm BST Court Philippe Chatrier Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) [3] vs Maria SHARAPOVA (…

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French Open 2018: Heather Watson, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in action – live!

Live updates from day five at Roland GarrosNadal and Osaka expose surface tensions in ParisSend Katy an email | Tweet @KatyMurrells 10.46am BST Anything Stosur can do … Marin Cilic has just taken the first set by the same score on Philippe Chatrier …

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French Open 2018 day three – live!

Live updates from day three at Roland GarrosNorrie to face Pouille after breezing through first French testEmail or tweet Jacob 10.04am BST Players are out, balls are flying, racquets are swishing. Day three is underway! 8.21pm BST Hello. A first-round…

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Garbiñe Muguruza: ‘For some people it’s hard to allow an athlete to be feminine’

The 2017 Wimbledon champion talks about the strides in tennis equality, the #MeToo movement and why she wanted a selfie with Kobe Bryant after the Oscars“Words like ‘feminine’ and ‘fighter’ can go together,” Garbiñe Muguruza says with charming force on…

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Simona Halep rules roost before WTA Finals but Serena is being missed | Jacob Steinberg

World No1 spot has changed hands a few times this year, with Halep the latest holder after Garbiñe Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova’s turns at the topSometimes it is not the quality of the competition that matters to an audience but the possibility of wi…