Garbine Muguruza fights back to reach quarter-final in Thailand

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Top seed Garbine Muguruza recovered from a 4-0 deficit in the second set to beat Mona Barthel in two sets in the Thailand Open.

After an early break each, two-time Grand Slam winner Muguruza ran away with the first set by breaking the German’s serve in games five and nine.

Barthel, though, staged a brilliant comeback as she raced into a 4-0 lead in the second set, but the Spaniard wasn’t to be outdone as she drew level after two breaks of serve of her own.

She then claimed the crucial break in game 11.

Muguruza will take on Dayana Yastremska for a place in the semi-final after the eighth-seeded Ukrainian beat Peng Shuai of China 6-1, 6-4.

Fifth seed Saisai Zheng, meanwhile, brushed off Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 6-4 to earn a quarter-final clash against sixth seed Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (7-0), 6-1.


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