Garbine Muguruza and Vika Azarenka will play the final in Monterrey on Sunday at 4.30 pm.
Garbine Muguruza in Monterrey
Garbing is the defending champion and the seed no.2 in Monterrey. Ranked no.19, the Spaniard reached the final after beating Ruse 6-4 7-6 (4), Gasparyan 6-3 6-7 (1) 6-2, Mladenovic 6-1, and Rybarikova 6-3 6-2.
After winning the semifinal, Garbine commented
“I’m very happy to be here in the final. It’s always a good feeling. Today was a good match, and I’m happy to play in front of this crowd and come every year. Every match is very different; every opponent is very different. Today, I played good, so I’m happy about that.”
Currently ranked no.67, the former world no.1 is having a hard time to find his best tennis after becoming a mom. Vika hasn’t won a title since Miami 2016 when she conquered the Sunshine Double being pregnant for 2 weeks. Vika is playing exceptionally well in Monterrey after she defeated Kato 6-4 6-2, Diyas 6-3 6-2, Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 6-4, and Kerber 6-4 4-6 6-1.
After beating the German in the semifinal, Azarenka commented
“It’s quite incredible. I’m very pleased with the way I played today. It was an important match to see how I could do under pressure against a top player. I haven’t won many of those in the last couple of years, so it’s good that I was able to turn it around and pick up my level, so I’m happy about that.”
Head to head Garbine Muguruza vs. Vika Azarenka
This will be only the 2nd time that Garbine and Vika play each other. The head to head is 1-0 for the Belarussian.
WHO WILL WIN IN MONTERREY?
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