At the start of the season, rising talents Garbine Muguruza and Timea Bacsinszky met in the third round of the Australian Open to determine who would advance to the second week of the tournament. Muguruza prevailed that day to give herself a 1-0 lead in the head-to-head series, yet Timea now has an opportunity to avenge the loss with even greater stakes at play. The winner will advance to the semi-final stage of the Wimbledon Championships for the first time in their respective careers.
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza was responsible for one of the bigger upsets of the day, as she ousted Caroline Wozniacki en route to the quarter-final stage of the Wimbledon Championships. It was a decisive victory, as she beat the Dane 6-4, 6-4 in a solid encounter on the outer courts.
“It means a lot because I haven’t played a lot matches in grass, so I didn’t know how to prepare for Wimbledon,” Muguruza said. “I think it’s like the third time I play here. So for me was something new. That’s why it’s special.”
Muguruza’s quarter-final opponent will be Timea Bacsinszky, who rallied from a set down to defeat Monica Niculescu and advance to the final four. She won the match 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.
“For a year now already, I have been playing a lot of matches and winning a lot, as well,” she said. “So all these experiences made me unstressed and calm at the important moments. “I had faith in myself. And I was believing that I could turn this match around. But I was not expecting to win.”
This is just the second time that Muguruza and Bacsinszky will meet on the professional tour. The Spanaird leads the head-to-head series 1-0 following a win earlier this year at the Australian Open. Both have had impressive years and one of them will find themselves one match win away from the final of the 2015 edition of the Wimbledon Championships.
Prediction: Garbine Muguruza in Three Sets
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