Victoria Azarenka vs Garbiñe Muguruza
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 1, 2018, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
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The WTA San Jose event is set for a treat as two of the best tennis players in the world face each other in the round of 16. Multiple grand slam winner and former world number 1, Victoria Azarenka takes on world number 7 and number 1 seed, Garbiñe Muguruza. Both players have won all the big tournaments and are of the top quality so we should be able to witness a very good tennis match.
Garbiñe Muguruza had a poor Wimbledon campaign as the former world number 1 was eliminated in the second round. This will be the first time the Spaniard is playing since London and I am sure she will look to have a good result in this tournament as she gets ready for the US Open. It has been a good 2018 for Garbiñe Muguruza as she made a deep run in the French Open and has won a WTA title. This stage of the season will be very important for the world number 7 as she has never done well at the US Open and she will be desperate to change that this season.
On the other side of the court, Victoria Azarenka will look to get into some decent form. The Belarusian superstar has not looked at top form for some time now and it seems like she is past her peak. This is unfortunate as she is younger than 30 and has plenty of tennis left in her. I am expecting Victoria Azarenka to be determined in this tournament as she will want to make a statement at the US Open and preparing well here is a good idea.
While both players are tennis superstars, I only see one winner and that is Garbiñe Muguruza. She looks the better player as Victoria Azarenka looks a shade of her past. I think this will be an easy victory for Garbiñe Muguruza.