Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: Muguruza and Badosa reach quarter-finals in an Orphans of the Stars tournament

Due to the elimination of the big favorites, the two representatives of Spain have a good chance of reaching the semi-finals.

Garby Muguruza in his victory.Reuters
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Hispanic-Venezuelan tennis player Garby Muguruza Has qualified brilliantly for the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympic women’s tournament, where she will also accompany Paula Badosa. bad news stars Sarah Soribis, which was terminated.

In the Japanese capital, the seventh-seeded Grand Slam double champion defeated Belgium by right in two sets (6-4, 6-1) Alison van Uytwank, the executioner in the last round of the check Petra Kvitova and next to Carla Surezohad also closed the pass in the doubles box. A player from Caracas is currently solid on the court at the Ariac Tennis Park, where he has not lost a set yet. After overcoming her third singles match, the former world number one is one game away from fighting for a medal.

The winners of the duel between the Kazakhs Elena Rybakina and australian donna vekic Be it her opponent to be in the semi-finals of a tournament that saw the local idol, Naomi Osaka, lose this Tuesday, forcefully removed by the Czech Marketa Vondrosova (6-1, 6-4). After the goodbye of the Japanese, the Australian ashleigh barty And Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the top three seed, Muguruza’s substitutes could rise. Muguruza managed to get through a rough day in Tokyo, with rain stalling her game and getting off to a good start. Despite suffering with second, his serve worked well and was also regular in his game without making too many unforced errors.

Things began well for the Spanish number one, who broke van Uytvanck’s first serve, which was backed up by his surprise against Kvitova the day before. Muguruza gave a boost to a 3-0 lead, but the water forced the players to be sent to the changing room for nearly three hours. And the break didn’t suit him at all because when he returned, he dropped his serve and the Belgian was able to equalize. However, from there, he blindsided his serve and not only did he leave his opponent with no other option for the rest, but he barely lost points, which was crucial to end the game with some rest.

Muguruza He was waiting for his chance, which came in the tenth game when van Uytvanck served a par five. The Caracas player worked tenaciously to put the pressure on the 59th in the world and get another break with set taste. Belgium charged the blow and the champions of Roland Garros and Wimbledon did not let loose and remained safe on the track, reasoning enough to begin a flurry of battle for the medal.

Badosa, Roommate

the Spanish Paula Badosa Defeated Argentina to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Olympic Tennis Tournament Nadia Podorowska From 6-2 and 6-3. The Spanish will fight to reach the semi-finals and fight for a medal against the Czechs. Marketa Vondrosova , which surprised the world’s second player and local idol Naomi Osaka by removing it.

Badosa He started off very effectively with his serve, while Podorowska had a very hard time keeping up with him. After signing up for the game in his first two serves, the Argentine lost the next two, with Badosa taking the first set in 40 minutes. This gave wings to the Spaniard, who again broke Podorowska’s first two serves in the second set, which he allowed to score only two points in his first three serves, clearing himself 5-0.

Badosa celebrates his victory in the quarterfinals.EFE

podoroska He did not give up, managing to break a streak of four consecutive breaks against Badosa’s serve for the first time in the seventh game, with the Spaniard wasting five match points. Slightly advance the game, but the advantage was great for the Spanish, who did not fail to close the game with his serve.

Soribes wakes up from his dream

Instead, he wasn’t so lucky Sarah Soribis, which was handled in a forceful manner by Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the thirteenth favorite in the Japanese capital and who clearly won 6-1, 6-3.

The Castellon tennis player could not contain her good spirits after ousting world number one Ashleigh Barty and was not comfortable with her opponent’s aggression on the court. The 18th in the world took the lead from the start and stoppages didn’t help Soribes find a formula to even things out and his first break came too late, when he conceded 4-0 in the second set.