M. Rybarikova vs G. Muguruza
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3:00 PM (Club Sonoma)
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Garbine Muguruza has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 WTA Monterrey Open in Mexico. Muguruza is the defending title at this event and she will continue her title defence in the semifinals against Magdaléna Rybáriková from Slovakia.
Magdaléna Rybáriková won her previous match in straight sets where she defeated Sachia Vickery from the United States. During the win, Magdaléna Rybáriková served exceptionally well as she won 67% of her service points which resulted in her winning all of her service games. In addition to that, Magdaléna Rybáriková also broke her opponent’s serve on 2 occasions. This will be a much tougher match for Magdaléna Rybáriková as she is playing against the number 2 seed and the reigning champion.
On the other side of the coin, Garbine Muguruza looked dominant in her previous match which she won in straight sets. Muguruza returned serve exceptionally well as she won 53% of her receiving points which allowed her to win 56% of her return games. Muguruza has been dominant since arriving at the Monterrey Open as she has only lost 1 set in the entire tournament. Muguruza has the experience of winning at Monterrey which will make her very tough to stop.
Magdaléna Rybáriková and Garbine Muguruza have played each other 6 times in the past. Magdaléna Rybáriková has won on 2 occasions which Garbine Muguruza has won 4 times. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 at the US Open where Muguruza won in straight sets.
Magdaléna Rybáriková looked very impressive in her previous match but I see her losing the Muguruza. Garbine Muguruza has an outstanding record at this venue and she has not lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková since 2015. Muguruza looked in very good touch in her previous match and I see her making her second successive appearance in the final of the Monterrey Open.