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?? (4) Garbine Muguruza vs ?? Sorana Cirstea
I think this is a potential danger match for Muguruza. The Spaniard has not done anything special in 2018 and has spent limited time on court. There is no doubt that Muguruza is not at her best right now and is still trying to find her range. Muguruza got off to a decent start in Doha with a straight set win over Ying-Ying Duan but she did really struggle to close that match, a sign of her low confidence. Conversely, Cirstea has beaten two tough opponents this week, beating Maria Sakkari and Elise Mertens in straight sets. Muguruza and Cirstea are both fairly streaky players, it is tough to know what to expect here. I’m going to go for the upset. I think Cirstea is more match hardened and can surprise a rusty Muguruza.