Garbine Muguruza rediscovering Wimbledon-winning form as she books semi-final spot in Melbourne
Garbine Muguruza is through to her first Australian Open semi-final after defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Wednesday.
Muguruza is unseeded but has shown some of the form that brought her the French Open title in 2016 and Wimbledon a year later to put together her best run at Melbourne Park.
She had only reached one slam semi-final since winning Wimbledon, at the French Open in 2018, and lost her first set of this tournament 6-0 to American Shelby Rogers as she recovered from illness.
From there Muguruza has been inspired and she won a battle of the big hitters 7-5 6-3 against Russian Pavlyuchenkova, who has now lost all six of her slam quarter-finals.
Muguruza will face Simona Halep in the semi-finals, and she is understandably expecting a very tough match.
“I adapted to the circumstances [against Pavlyuchenkova],” Muguruza said after the match.
“Sometimes you don’t feel great but you have to fight and stay there. The first set was very hard – I think it lasted around an hour – so it was a very important set and I’m happy I got it.
“I’m happy to play tomorrow. Don’t wait another day and excited to play my first semi-finals here.
“I’m going to study my opponent. I’ve known her for quite a long time so I know it’s going to be a tough match.”
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