Spanish ace takes on tournament draw card
World number 63, Garbine Muguruza of Spain defeated qualifier, Sharon Fichman yesterday to advance to today’s quarterfinals, where she’ll play tournament draw card, Venus Williams.
Earlier in the week, Muguruza defeated American Christina McHale in straight sets, despite saying she was nervous to play on centre court.
“I'm just so happy I could play without pain and I felt really good on the court," Muguruza says of her first match.
"I was so nervous; I almost forgot what the score was!”
Muguruza and Williams met each other in the second round of the 2013 Florianopolis tournament in Brazil, where Muguruza was defeated, but she went on to reach a career-high singles ranking of 53 in July 2013; Venus is currently world number 47.