Spanish tennis superstar, Garbine Muguruza will be playing at the 2019 WTA Monterrey Open in Mexico. Muguruza received an opening round bye due to her seeding so she will play her first match in the second round. At this stage of the tournament, Garbine Muguruza will play against Margarita Gasparyan from Russia.
Margarita Gasparyan had an emphatic win in the opening round as she won in straight sets against Victoria Rodríguez from Mexico. It was an emphatic win as Gasparyan only lost one game in the entire match. The receiving was especially impressive as Margarita Gasparyan won 76% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. Margarita Gasparyan won 100% of her return games and 83% of her service games to set up an easy win. This is going to be a much tougher match for Margarita Gasparyan since Muguruza is a much more accomplished and skilled player.
On the other side of the coin, Garbine Muguruza will enter this match filled with confidence as she is the reigning champion at this venue. Muguruza played well at the Indian Wells Open and Dubai Tennis Championship so she will be confident in her ability to perform at this event. Muguruza is a very accomplished player as she has won 2 Grand Slam titles. Considering her record, Muguruza will be the favourite to win this match.
This will be the first time that Garbine Muguruza and Margarita Gasparyan will be playing each other at a WTA event.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Garbine Muguruza to win. While Margarita Gasparyan had a good win in the opening round, she lacks the experience and skills of her opponent. Muguruza has an exceptional record at this event and I see her winning this match and making the third round of the tournament.