Garbine Muguruza vs Elena Rybakina
July 28, 2021 2:00 am EDT
Garbine Muguruza meets Elena Rybakina in the quarter finals of Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.
Will it be the young and determined Elena Rybakina to come out here ready to get a very big win under her belt, or will the more experienced Garbine Muguruza come out here and show us why she is a Grand Slam champion?
Elena Rybakina put on a very solid performance in the third round, beating the very tough Donna Vekic in 2 sets 7-6/6-4. Elena Rybakina is a star for the future in the tennis world and she will definitely win some big titles in her career. Here in Tokyo she has come out ready to dominate matches and she has not let her guard down many times, if at all, throughout her first three matches. Can she get what would be a huge win for her confidence and momentum both here in Tokyo and for the rest of the season?
Garbine Muguruza dominated in her third round match, beating Sara Sorribes Tormo easily in 2 sets 6-4/6-1. Garbine is so experienced and she will know that by looking at the remaining draw left in Tokyo she stands a good chance of getting a medal if she just ensures she plays her solid serve and baseline rally game. Garbine will come out here against Elena knowing that it is going to be a tight encounter but she has the experience to back herself.
This is going to be the 2nd meeting between both players, with Garbine having won their only prior encounter. This is going to be a tight encounter between both players, and they will both come out her ready to give it their best for their country. However, experience usually prevails when it comes to big matches, and I think with the way Garbine has dominated this week, she will be able to come through this entertaining match to make her way into the semi finals in Tokyo to prove to everyone that she can still win/reach late stages of tournaments and give herself a shot at a medal, whichever one it is.