Wimbledon champ Muguruza out of Australian Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 18, 2018 12:13 PM
Spain's Garbine Muguruza makes a forehand return to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is out of the Australian Open after being beaten 7-6 (1), 6-4 by Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan in the second round.
Muguruza never looked comfortable in the match, double-faulting on break point in the second set and had 43 unforced errors.
She saved one match point in the ninth game on her serve before Hsieh served out the match in the next, clinching it with a winning backhand to the corner.
The Spaniard had a troubled preparation for the tournament, retiring with cramps in the second round at the Brisbane International and withdrew before her quarterfinal at Sydney because of a right thigh injury.