Dayana Yastremska sees off Garbine Muguruza to march into Thailand Open semis
Top seed Garbine Muguruza suffered a quarter-final exit at the hands of Dayana Yastremska at the Thailand Open.
The former Wimbledon champion was a long way off her best as she sunk to a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 defeat.
“I had the confidence, but it was another day, another match, like I was playing against her for the first time,” said Yastremska.
“It’s always great to win against the top players. I’m excited to be here, to be in the semifinals.
Being here for the first time, so I really appreciate the opportunity.”
For Muguruza, though, it was all about searching for the positives.
“I think Dayana played very well,” Muguruza admitted, “and I think she’s playing very well this year.
“I lost the first set very close, and then she played better and better, but at least I gave her the hardest fight.
“I think I did too many mistakes. I think I could serve better, and I didn’t use my serve as much as I could, so I got broken too many times.
“I think it was a great experience to come to Thailand.
“I had three good matches, so I hope I can just come back and just keep playing.”
Yastremska will next meet Magda Linette, who triumphed against Yafan Wang 6-2 6-3.
The other semi-final will be contested between sixth seed Ajla Tomljanovic, who was victorious against fourth seed Saisai Zheng, and Tamara Zidansek, who came from a set down to see off Viktorija Golubic.
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