Following impressive fortnights at the All England Tennis Club, Agnieszka Radwanska and Garbine Muguruza will cross paths for a fifth time on the WTA tour when they meet in the semi-final round of the tournament on Wednesday. The head-to-head series is tied 2-2, as Muguruza avenged her two losses to the Pole this season in Sydney and Dubai.
Radwanska continued her astonishing return to form when she defeated rising American star Madison Keys in three sets to advance to the final four at Wimbledon. It was another high quality contest, as the two players both hit extraordinary shots before the Pole was able to close out the match 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3.
“I couldn’t feel any better, I’m just so happy I managed to stay in that match. It was very tight and I just tried to play it point by point, game by game,” Radwanska said. “That’s how you have to play it and in the third set one break was the difference.”
In the other quarter-final, Garbine Muguruza defeated Timea Bacsinszky in a battle between rising stars on the WTA tour. She won the match in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, following a tough opening set.
“I’ve seen a few of her matches this tournament and she’s playing great tennis,” Radwanska said of her upcoming opponent. “She’s actually playing very similar to Keys so I think it could be a similar match. “It’s the semifinals so, of course, there’s nothing to lose. All the players are playing great tennis. I’m just going to fight for each point and try to play my best. One day’s rest and I’ll be ready to go.”
The first two meetings between these competitors both ended in victories for Radwanska. She earned her first win at the Miami Masters I 2012, while the second victory took place at the Australian Open last season However, the Spaniard proved that she is not one to count out of tournaments, as she upset Aga in in Sydney and Dubai. This means she will be on alert for another potential upset on Wednesday yet grass should certainly be a surface that favours the Pole.
Prediction: Agnieszka Radwanska in Three Sets
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