Tennis:Krejcikova beats Muguruza to reach US Open quarter-finals

6/9/2021 8:58:00 AM

Tennis:Krejcikova beats Muguruza to reach US Open quarter-finals

Tennis:Krejcikova beats Muguruza to reach US Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK : Barbora Krejcikova survived a Garbine Muguruza fight back and late injury issue to claim a 6-3 7-6(4) win and move into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Sunday, while her Spanish opponent's run at Flushing Meadows ended at a familiar roadblock.Playing in the U.S. Open main draw for the fi

LinkedIn NEW YORK : Barbora Krejcikova survived a Garbine Muguruza fight back and late injury issue to claim a 6-3 7-6(4) win and move into the quarter-finals of the U.LinkedIn NEW YORK : Greek Maria Sakkari broke down twice Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova's defences 6-4 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the U.LinkedIn NEW YORK : Olympic champion Belinda Bencic put on a serving masterclass to beat Jessica Pegula 6-2 6-4 and reach the last 16 of the U.LinkedIn NEW YORK : Italian sixth seed Matteo Berrettini survived a third-round test from Ilya Ivashka to win 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-3, firing off 27 aces in front of an adoring Grandstand crowd on Saturday.

S.Open on Sunday, while her Spanish opponent's run at Flushing Meadows ended at a familiar roadblock.Open on Saturday.Playing in the U.The 11th-seeded Swiss won 85per cent of her first serve points and smacked four aces to improve to a 3-0 record against Pegula, including a victory over the American at the Tokyo Games that kicked off her gold medal-winning campaign.S.In the second set, her Czech opponent dropped serve in the first game but refused to go quietly, fending off seven break points - including two in the third game to hold her serve - but could not match the power of Sakkari, who struck 13 winners.Open main draw for the first time after failing to qualify on five occasions, Czech Krejcikova has suddenly found form on the New York hardcourts, at times looking as comfortable as she did earlier this year on clay winning the French Open.(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; Editing by Ken Ferris) Source: Reuters.

However, Krejcikova, who called a medical time out late in the second set, looked in distress after the match and was helped off the court by medical staff.She next faces sixth seed and 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada.Next up for Bencic is either Estonian Anett Kontaveit or Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek, who play later on Saturday.For Muguruza, it was a familiar end to her Flushing Meadows campaign.The Spaniard has won the French Open and Wimbledon, reached the final in Australia but has failed to reach the quarter-finals at the U.S.Open.

With the clock ticking towards midnight in New York, Muguruza sleepwalked through the early games as Krejcikova surged to a 3-0 lead.The Spaniard eventually emerged from her slumber but Krejcikova was already in full stride, sweeping through seven straight games to take the opening set and a 4-0 lead in the second at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Muguruza mounted a determined comeback, piling on the pressure to win five games on the trot to move ahead 5-4.With the score at 6-5 and preparing to serve to force a tie-break, Krejcikova called a medical timeout and left the court clutching her abdomen.After returning to the court, the Czech held serve to love to force the tie-break, which she easily won 7-4.

(Reporting by Steve Keating in New York.Editing by Peter Rutherford) Source: Reuters.

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