Muguruza lands in Monterrey final

Virginia Santiago
April 11, 2019

Top seed Jelena Ostapenko wasted two match points as she was sent crashing out of the Bogota Open in the first round after a thrilling fightback by world number 205 Kristie Ahn.

In other first round matches on Tuesday, there were wins for the seventh seed Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-4 6-4 over Christina McHale, and Magda Linette (8), who overcame Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-0.

She now faces Spain's Garbine Muguruza in Sunday's final in Mexico.

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The fifth-seeded Azarenka received treatment on her leg during a medical time-out between sets, but it became apparent as the second set began that her movement had become significantly hampered.

Victoria Azarenka suffered a disappointing end to her quest to win her first singles title in over three years in Monterrey. It's a great feeling to come back and defend a title. "It was an important match to see how I could do under pressure against a top player", the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) quoted Azarenka as saying.

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki maintained her dominance over Croatia's Petra Martic Saturday to move into the final of the Charleston Open where she will play Madison Keys.

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However, the Slovak was unable to ever draw level in the match, as Muguruza broke once more and served out the match to 15 to seal a spot in her first final since she lifted the trophy on this very court 12 months ago.

The Belarusian, competing in her first final since returning to the tour after giving birth to her son Leo, was forced to retire midway through the Abierto GNP Seguros final against Garbine Muguruza. She's also now won six of her last seven tournament finals.

After winning a close opening set on a tiebreak, Keys took control of the second set with a stroke of good fortune.

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"It's been a long time since I made this long run here", said Wozniacki.

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