Garbine Muguruza battles back to take semi-final spot in WTA Elite Trophy

Garbine Muguruza celebrates at WTA Elite Trophy

Garbine Muguruza has moved into the semi-finals of the WTA Elite Trophy after battling past Anastasija Sevastova in China.

The former world number one and two-time Grand Slam winner was certainly made to work for it in her final round-robin match, but triumphed 6-7 6-2 7-6 over the Latvian.

“These matches are the ones that really count,” she said on court after the match.

“It’s long, it’s difficult, you have match points against you, you don’t lose your courage, you don’t lose your enthusiasm, and it worked today.”

Muguruza joins Australia’s Ashleigh Bartee and Germany’s Julia Georges in Saturday’s semi-finals., with Madison Keys, Daria Kasatkina and Wang Qiang vying for the fourth spot.

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