“She’s Playing Great and She’s Having a Big Breakthrough”- Garbine Muguruza on Coco Gauff Ahead of Italian Open Clash


Gauff and Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza was disappointed with her this year’s US Open result, while the Spaniard is happy now with her recent performance at the Italian Open 2020. Additionally, She advanced to the second round in the same event after a straight-set win against American Sloane Stephens.

Even though the most anticipated match was interrupted by rain for a while, it was concluded in two sets(6-3, 6-3). Eventually, Muguruza won the match against Stephens, who reached the finals at 2018 Roland Garros. Additionally, Spaniard won her maiden Grand Slam title in the 2016 French Open. 

After the match, Muguruza told the reporters, “It was a very tough first round. I think I played well and I had the right game plan today against her. You never know how it’s going to go because it’s been a while since I’ve played, and it’s my first match on clay, and the conditions were difficult.” 


Former world number one also praised her opponent, “Despite all of that, I still managed to play at a high level and stay solid throughout the match. It was unexpected because I checked the weather and it seemed like it was okay. But I just had to adapt. I knew I had a tough match against Sloane, she’s also a great player on clay.”

Besides, Spaniard expressed, “I’m just happy with my performance since this is the third match I am able to play in a long time.”

“I’ve Never Played Against Her(Gauff)”- Garbine Muguruza


After a straight-set win in the opening round, Muguruza will now face World No.53 Coco Gauff in the upcoming match. 16-years-old American beat Tunisian No.01 Ons Jabeur in her fixture. 

Read More: “I Feel Quite Comfortable on Clay”- Coco Gauff after defeating Ons Jebeur in Rome Debut

Two-times Grand Slam champion said when she was asked about Coco and Ons match, “It’s a good match.” Additionally, She said of her next match opponent Coco Gauff,  “I’ve never played against her. I’m looking forward to playing as many matches as possible. She’s playing great and she’s having a big breakthrough, so I’m looking forward to it.”


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