10/03/2021 at 11:19 PM CEST
Garbiñe Muguruza took a giant step in the race to the WTA Finals that are held this November in Guadalajara (Mexico) with her victory in the Chicago Fall Tennis Classics against the Tunisian Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-3 and 6-0, with a comeback included. The Hispanic-Venezuelan started the tournament eighth -position that marks the cut- and is already sixth in the ranking thanks to the 470 points obtained in this American tournament. Quite the opposite Jabeur, a direct rival in that race, who ranks ninth.
A triumph that also means his ninth WTA title, the second this season after winning in Dubai last March and the rematch with Jabeur who eliminated Garbiñe in the third round of Wimbledon this year.
Interestingly, both Muguruza and Jabeur reached the final after the withdrawal of their respective rivals. In the case of Garbiñe for the abandonment of the Czech Marketa Vondrousova before playing due to stomach problems. In the case of Jabeur due to the loss of the Kazakh Elena Rybakina who retired when she lost 6-4 and 3-2.
Believe until the end
Garbiñe It took an hour and 42 minutes, in addition to a lot of work, to get rid of the Tunisian who started scoring the first set showing a high level. It seemed complicated for the Caracas player to turn around the crash but she did not stop believing in her options and the reaction arrived. Garbiñe put on his overalls and although he had to go up to two breaks, he managed to bring the set back to his ground. Five balls needed to close, but finally got it.
Lalluvia then made an appearance but not even that stopped the Spanish tennis player, launched by her progression. The third was almost a walk. With the defeated Tunisian, Garbiñe He advanced with a firm step to close the game with a donut.
The next appointment, also in American lands, will be Indian Wells that will be played from October 4 to 17 with notable absences such as that of number one, Asleigh Barty, the Japanese Naomi osaka or the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, number 2 in the ranking, which confirmed its decline yesterday by confirming its positive for coronavirus.