Muguruza too strong for Tomljanovic
Top seed Garbine Muguruza wins 11 of 12 games to beat Ajla Tomljanovic in the WTA Monterrey semifinals.
Ajla Tomljanovic could do nothing to stop top seed Garbine Muguruza powering into the semifinals of the WTA event in Monterrey with a straight-sets win.
The Spaniard, ranked No.3 in the world, recovered from an early loss of serve to win 12 of 13 games in a 6-3 6-0 victory.
Tomljanovic had won 10 of 14 matches this year heading into the quarterfinal but made little headway against the Wimbledon champion, with six double faults and a 56% first-swerve percentage hampering her chances.
Muguruza finished the 57-minute contest with 18 winners to her opponent’s four, and five breaks of serve.
“I think she played those first games very well,” said Muguruza.
“It was a little hard for me at the beginning, but as the match went on I started getting better and finding my game.”
“I tried not to get scared – when someone comes out and starts playing well, I have to stay calm. There’s no rush trying to turn the game around.”