Garbine Muguruza vs Caroline Wozniacki, Miami R4 Preview

Miami Open, ???? R4 Match Preview
(6) ?? Garbine Muguruza vs (12) ?? Caroline Wozniacki

A blockbuster fourth round clash at the Miami Open sees Garbine Muguruza come up against Caroline Wozniacki. This match-up is always an interesting one because of the contrast in styles, Muguruza’s extreme power against Wozniacki’s speed and defensive skills. Muguruza has battled through a couple of tough matches in Miami, the Spaniard will now relish the opportunity to take on an in-form Wozniacki, an opponent the Spaniard has had great success against in the past.

Muguruza looked down and out in her opening match of the event when she dropped the first set 0-6 to Christina McHale. A rain delay meant the match was postponed for a day and the break seemed to benefit Muguruza as she fought from match point down in the second set to win 0-6 7-6 6-4. The Spaniard again came from a set down in her next match, beating Shuai Zhang 4-6 6-2 6-2. Muguruza’s results may not be the greatest in 2017 but her attitude and fighting qualities in matches have certainly improved, the results will come.

Caroline Wozniacki is one of the form players on the tour at the moment. The Dane made two finals last month in Doha and Dubai and reached the quarter-final stage in Indian Wells last week. Wozniacki has cruised through her first two matches in Miami, beating Varvara Lepchenko 6-1 6-2 and Sorana Cirstea 6-4 6-2, Wozniacki is looking extreme tough to breakdown at the moment, it will take Muguruza’s best effort to get past the Dane.

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Muguruza holds a 3-1 head-to-head record over Wozniacki. The most recent match between the pair took place at Wimbledon in 2015, Muguruza won 6-4 6-4 on route to her first Grand Slam final. Wozniacki’s only win over Muguruza was a three set win in Tokyo in 2014.

Wozniacki has form on her side heading into this match, but Muguruza is likely to rise to the occasion for this one. Muguruza’s best beats Wozniacki, when Muguruza is focused and executes her game she is too powerful for Wozniacki. There is also a concern that Wozniacki may be fatigued as she has played a lot of tennis in the last month, her movement needs to be perfect in this match-up. I have a feeling things will all fall into place for Muguruza here.

Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to defeat Caroline Wozniacki in 2 sets

0 responses to “Garbine Muguruza vs Caroline Wozniacki, Miami R4 Preview”

  1. Since months I am missing Muguruza’s penetrating groundstokes which brought her RG title and No.2.
    It is so weird to see Muguruza grinding through matches…
    At least she is fighting, but it is sad to see players not using their weapons.

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