Czech eighth candidate Barbora Krijkova, who made her US Open debut, beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, seeded ninth, on Monday dawn 6-3 7-6 (4) and took the pass to the quarter-finals.
The duel between tennis players, third as professionals, now with an advantage for Krijkova (2-1), the current champion of Roland Garros, which lasted one hour and 53 minutes, concluded the seventh day of the last Grand Slam tournament. the classroom.
After the first set, in which Krijkova won the first three matches, Muguruza tied the score 3-3 and once again finished the Czech tennis player with three more matches in her favour. The second is the one who left the best tennis when they became both break So he took it to the tiebreaker.
Once again, 27-year-old Muguruza, who had played for his ninth time in his Open Championship, was on the verge of reaching the quarter-finals for the first time, having once again played in erratic tennis with unforced errors that cost him elimination.
Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam winner, was the best-ranked in her fourth round this year and in 2017.
Krijikova’s opponent in the quarter-finals will be second-seeded Belarusian Arina Sabalakinka, who had no trouble with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Belgium’s 15th seed Elise Mertens.
In other matches on Women’s Day, fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine defeated 12th seed Simona Halep of Romania in straight sets 6-3 6-3.
Canadian revelation, 19-year-old Leila Fernandez, who eliminated the current champion of the tournament, Japan’s third seed Noemi Osaka, also beat German veteran, 16th seed Angelique Kerber, by which she defeated 4. 6, 7-6 (5) and 6-2.
Fernandez, who reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time, will be Svitolina’s next challenger.