Serena started incredibly well to grab a fast 3-0 lead. When everything was pointing at an easy win for the American, things got dramatically south for Williams that wasn’t able to give any resistance to her opponent. Serena lost 7 consecutive games, and she decided to withdraw while she was 3-6 0-1 down.
— WTA (@WTA) March 10, 2019
Why Serena withdrew
After the match, Serena revealed
“Before the match, I did not feel great, and then it just got worse with every second; extreme dizziness and extreme fatigue.
By the score, it might have looked like I started well, but I was not feeling at all well physically.
I will focus on getting better and start preparing for Miami.”
What Muguruza said
Garbine admitted that she had mixed feelings after the match to say
“It’s really a weird feeling because I don’t feel like I won the match point and, ‘Well done, you know, good match. It was just like, ‘Man; we’ll play next time.’
I think I played well one set. I’m going to take the positive side of that. Now I have more chances to face top opponents. That’s what I’m looking for.”
Next vs. Bertens. HEAD TO HEAD and STATS
Garbine will face Kiki Bertens for a place in the quarters. The head to head is 1-all, 1-0 for Muguruza on hard courts.
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