Garbine Muguruza saves match points to reach the semifinals — WTA Zhuhai

Ruben Hill
November 7, 2018

"There's a tendency to have long games, whether they're return or service games".

"I know that whenever I have played Q in the past, it's always been an extremely tough match", Barty told WTA Media.

"It's been a great finish in China this week", she said.

"I certainly don't want to put any extra pressure on Ash, but as far as I'm concerned, the sky is the limit", Molik said. I played Aryna two times already this year and I lost both times in three-set battle. She then defeated Caroline Garcia in her second match, the Frenchwoman going on to beat Sabalenka in their clash to allow Barty to sneak into the semi-finals. I was very happy. "Maybe she was also a little bit surprised that she was playing and a little bit more relaxed".

The Australian grew into the semi-final against Germany's Goerges, seeded fifth, and dominated the third set to book her place in Sunday's final.

And after a slow start on Saturday night (AEDT) the popular world No.19 made the most of her good fortune with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory over Goerges.

However, Barty was not aware of her new ranking.

However, it was the Australian who came out on top to take the only break of the second set in the seventh game, before serving out her second tournament win of the season after her victory at the Nature Valley Open in June.

However, she was unable to take a point and level it at 4-4.

"However, I'm leaving today so I can go on my vacation finally".

Along with the 26-year-old, Wang Qiang, who routed the Spaniard, Garbine Muguruza in straight sets to reach the final. "I was solid; it was much better than yesterday. I felt I could not hold it up anymore".

The Elite Trophy features 12 players ranked roughly from nine to 20, and is set to be played in Zhuhai until 2019. This year's total prize money is US$2.35 million (S$3.23 million) across the singles and doubles tournaments.

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