Desperate, on the verge of tears on several occasions, Garbiñe Muguruza dropped to the knee at Roland Garros in the first round, something that had never happened to her at the French Grand Slam., where this year it fulfilled its ninth participation. The Spanish, very physically impaired and with pain in her back, he ran into a difficult opponent, Marta Kostyuk, who gave him no respite at any time and won 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and a half.
“I have not found anything good, I did not find my rhythm at all, nor my form. On land it has been difficult for me to be well in the games. Perhaps having to recover from various injuries has taken its toll on me. But I am not going to overpunish myself for having played a regular match, “Garbiñe said at a press conference. The fact is that against the 18-year-old and 81st-ranked Ukrainian in the world, who aims high, not even the fighting spirit that has been moving it for a long time. Muguruza tried it in the second heat, when she added her first break and placed with a hopeful 3-1, but then she fell back into an instant depression that gripped her and her unforced errors skyrocketed until she was 40.
The loss is a serious blur in a season that was very good until mid-March with the title in Dubai. and that began to twist due to different annoyances caused by an unusual load of matches and the accumulation of victories (he has 23 in 2021). In Charleston I had to retire when I swept Putintseva and in Rome he barely competed with Svitolina in the round of 16. “I was excited to do something here, because I had prepared the whole gravel season to get to Roland Garros well”said Garbiñe, who will have to compose herself to be ready and regain the good feelings in the grass campaign, with Wimbledon, where she triumphed in 2017, in the background.
Arruabarrena and Sorribes, also eliminated
The day in the women’s team was disastrous in the women’s team, because Lara Arruabarrena and Sara Sorribes were also eliminated. The tolosarra, who was returning to the tournament via planned after three years of absence, fell by 6-2 and 6-3 against the 20-year-old Russian and 88th in the world Varvara Gracheva. Y the castellonense put up much more resistance before falling to the Chinese Saisai Zheng (27th and 57th) by 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4. Sorribes had two break balls to equal four in the third set, but they slipped away. His rival played sack (47 winners and 55 failures) and the strategy worked out well before the most constant and conservative game of the Spanish, which falls again at the premiere of the Gallic tournament.
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