Garbine Muguruza vs Amanda Anisimova, Miami R2 Preview

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?? (3) Garbine Muguruza vs. ?? Amanda Anisimova

The third seeded Garbine Muguruza will begin her 2018 Miami Open campaign against American rising-star Amanda Anisimova. Muguruza has not made the greatest start to the 2018 season and will look to ignite her season in Miami which is one of her favourite tournaments. Conversely, Anisimova enters this match in the best form of her career having had an amazing couple of weeks in Indian Wells. Can the American cause another big upset by eliminating the Spaniard?

Muguruza arrives in Miami on the back of a bitterly disappointing opening round loss to Sachia Vickery in Indian Wells. Muguruza has only had the one great result in 2018, a run to the final in Doha. Muguruza has always been a player that has lacked consistency but did make a pledge to place a greater focus on major WTA events, not just Grand Slams. This is why her opening round loss in Indian Wells was such a shame, no doubt Muguruza will look to make amends in Miami.

Amanda Anisimova’s life changed in Indian Wells over the last few weeks. It all started at the Indian Wells 125K event where Anisimova progressed through the qualifying round to reach the semi-finals. Anisimova’s reward was a wild card into the BNP Paribas Open, Anisimova claimed notable wins over Parmentier, Pavlyuchenkova and Kvitova before succumbing to Karolina Pliskova in the fourth round. Anisimova started her Miami campaign with a topsy-turvy 3 set win over Qiang Wang, Anisimova did have a scare in the third set against Wang when she rolled her ankle but she managed to finish the match untroubled.

This will be the first career meeting between Muguruza and Anisimova.

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