WTA ROME - Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to reach semis- View: 4200 by Gatto Luigi
Garbine Muguruza reached her second semifinal in a row in Rome beating Venus Williams 6-2 3-6 6-2 for the first time in her career on the fourth match played. The Spaniard player will play her second semifinal of the year tomorrow after Brisbane.
The first set was dominated by Garbine, who went up 3-0. Then Venus saved a break point down 4-0, but the end of the first set was postponed only by a few minutes. The situation changed in the second set as Williams raised her level and broke her opponent not only on 3-2, but also at the beginning of the third set.
However the Spaniard player won four games in a row to win the match after an hour and 43 minutes. In the semifinals she will face the Ukranian Elina Svitolina, who defeated the World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova in straight sets.
Thanks to this result Muguruza earns two places in the Rankings and is World No. 5. Even winning the title, she will stay there. Quarter-finals results on Friday: