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SportTennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round

22:05  31 may  2019
22:05  31 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Spaniard Garbine Muguruza laid down an impressive marker at the French Open as she overpowered ninth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth The two-time Grand Slam champion then powered through the last three games to book her place in the fourth round for the sixth time in eight

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros , Paris, France - May 31, 2019. PARIS (Reuters) – Spaniard Garbine Muguruza laid down an impressive marker at the French Open as she overpowered ninth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth round on Friday.

Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round© Reuters Spain's Garbine Muguruza Spaniard Garbine Muguruza laid down an impressive marker at the French Open as she overpowered ninth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth round on Friday.

The 19th seed has struggled for consistency this year but Roland Garros tends to bring the best out of her and so it proved again as the 2016 champion outplayed the Ukrainian on a sunny Court Philippe Chatrier.

Muguruza made her intentions clear from the start, planting herself on the baseline and blazing away with her baseline power-game that Svitolina struggled to contain.

Making mincemeat of Svitolina's serve, she broke five times in the opening set, allowing her opponent only seven points on her own delivery, albeit dropping her own serve three times.

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2016 champion Garbiñe Muguruza reached the fourth round of Roland Garros for the sixth straight season after a straight-set win over No.9 seed Elina Svitolina . She is now into the fourth round at Roland Garros for the sixth consecutive season, having improved to 6-0 in third-round matches at

Muguruza wins her sixth consecutive third round match in Paris!. Picking up from where she left, Muguruza launched an assault on Svitolina that gave her the opening game of the second set in Muguruza answered back with a serve to love, giving a notion of the high level of power in the match.

A series of service holds broke the pattern at the start of the second set before Svitolina speared a forehand winner to break and nudge 3-2 ahead.

Muguruza raised the intensity again, however, and won an exhausting 22-stroke rally to level at 3-3.

The two-time Grand Slam champion then powered through the last three games to book her place in the fourth round for the sixth time in eight appearances.

She will face either last year's runner-up Sloane Stephens or Polona Hercog next.

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Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
Tennis-Muguruza powers past Svitolina into French Open fourth round
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