Garbine Muguruza

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic grinds out a win, Venus limps out and more

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had to battle hard to reach the third round of the 2021 Australian Open. The double defending-champion posted a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-3 over American Francis Tiafoe. There was, however, disappointment for the likes of Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams, who crashed out of the year's first Grand Slam. Here we take a look at some of the major matches from Day 3 of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Feb 10, 2021, 14:19 PM IST

Sofia Kenin finds positives despite French Open campaign ending in tears

Sofia Kenin joyously lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open but eight months later the American was left crying in her courtside bench as she watched 19-year-old Iga Swiatek being crowned French Open champion.

Oct 11, 2020, 15:24 PM IST

Elena Rybakina downs Karolina Pliskova to reach Dubai semis, Garbine Muguruza bows out

Kazakhstan`s Elena Rybakina produced another upset by beating second seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(1) 6-3 at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships on Thursday to move into the semi-finals.

Feb 21, 2020, 14:32 PM IST

Sofia Kenin conquers Garbine Muguruza to clinch Australian Open title

21-year-old Kenin has captured her first Grand Slam title of the career besides also becoming the youngest American since Serena Williams in 2002 to lift a major crown. 

Feb 01, 2020, 17:14 PM IST

Sofia Kenin banks on courage, confidence against thrice Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza in Australian Open Women's Singles final

Sofia Kenin will be making her debut in a Grand Slam final when she faces Garbine Muguruza for the Australian Open title on Saturday but what she lacks in experience the American more than makes up for in courage and confidence. Muguruza has been in three previous Grand Slam finals, winning two of them at Roland Garros (2016) and Wimbledon (2017), while the 21-year-old American had been beyond the third round only once - beating Serena Williams at the 2019 French Open before losing to Ash Barty in the next round.

Jan 31, 2020, 20:01 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza knocks out Simona Halep from Australian Open

Muguruza will now look to clinch her third major title of the season against 14th-seeded and American player Sofia Kenin.

Jan 30, 2020, 14:03 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza books a place in Australian Open semifinals, faces Simona Halep

Garbine Muguruza stormed back into the Grand Slam big time with an emphatic 7-5 6-3 win over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach her first Australian Open semifinal on Wednesday. The twice Grand Slam champion will meet former finalist Simona Halep on Thursday for a place in the title match after another confidence-building performance at Melbourne Park on a sunbathed Rod Laver Arena.

Jan 29, 2020, 13:00 PM IST

First-round Wimbledon exits for former champs Sharapova and Muguruza, Kvitova through

Russian Sharapova, who ignited her money-spinning career by winning the title in 2004, was trailing 4-6 7-6(4) 5-0 to Pauline Parmentier of France when she retired injured.

Jul 03, 2019, 10:42 AM IST

Returning Serena Williams starts clay campaign with routine Rome win

Williams was back in action in only her fourth tournament of the season and the first since being forced to withdraw from the Miami Open in March due to a knee injury.

May 13, 2019, 20:59 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza defends Monterrey crown as Victoria Azarenka retires hurt

Muguruza was leading by 6-1, 3-1 against Azarenka when a leg injury made it impossible for the Belarusian to continue playing beyond one hour and six minutes.

Apr 08, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

Victoria Azarenka sees off Angelique Kerber to reach Monterrey Open final

Azarenka will next lock horns against second-seed Garbine Muguruza of Venezuela in the summit showdown of the Monterrey Open.

Apr 07, 2019, 13:38 PM IST

Dubai Open: Daria Kasatkina, Garbine Muguruza record nervy wins

Kasatkina and Muguruza defeated Magdalena Frech and Dayana Yastremska, respectively to book a spot in the second round of the championship.

Feb 18, 2019, 12:22 PM IST

Karolina Pliskova pounds Garbine Muguruza to reach Australian Open quarters

The Czech seventh seed broke former French Open and Wimbledon champion Muguruza five times in the one-sided clash in the afternoon sunshine at Margaret Court Arena.

Jan 21, 2019, 14:50 PM IST

Australian Open: Kei Nishikori reaches second round after Kamil Majchrzak retires

Nishikori, who lost in the round of 16 to Roger Federer last year, will now meet Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic, who defeated Polish Hubert Hurkacz 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6.

Jan 15, 2019, 15:40 PM IST

Path clear to U.S. Open but Serena Williams not looking ahead

Serena Williams powered her way to within two victories of a seventh U.S. Open title on Tuesday and while she refused to look ahead there are many willing to do it for her, and what they see is a suddenly open path to a 24th Grand Slam.

Sep 05, 2018, 14:07 PM IST

Simona Halep defeats Garbine Muguruza, to play in third final

World No. 1 and Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep on Thursday eased past third seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain.

Jun 08, 2018, 11:50 AM IST

French Open: Simona Halep into third Roland Garros final, vows to erase 2017 heartbreak

Top seed Simona Halep reached her third French Open final on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over former champion Garbine Muguruza.

Jun 08, 2018, 09:10 AM IST

Simona Halep faces Garbine Muguruza challenge for French Open final spot

World number one Simona Halep will aim to book her place in the finals of the ongoing French Open when she crosses swords with Spanish-Venezuelan player Garbine Muguruza in their last-four clash on Thursday.

Jun 07, 2018, 12:05 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza has her ''game face'' on, smiles can wait

Spain's Garbine Muguruza insists she is enjoying herself at the French Open even if she doesn't look it, but don't expect her to smile too much until she gets her hands on the Suzanne Lenglen trophy for the second time in three years.

Jun 07, 2018, 10:05 AM IST

French Open: Maria Sharapova hits back at Serena Williams in book row

Former world number one Maria Sharapova hit back at Serena Williams criticism of her autobiography on Wednesday -- two days after their much-anticipated showdown at the French Open was scuppered by an injury to her American rival.

Jun 07, 2018, 09:22 AM IST