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Maria Sharapova comes back from one set down to beat Garbine Muguruza

Maria Sharapova comes back from one set down to beat Garbine Muguruza

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by Talal Dar

Tennis: Former World No.1 and 5-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova was once again one set down against Garbine Muguruza, but she fought back to win in 3 sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Maria Sharapova had also faced Muguruza in the Quarterfinals of the 2014 French Open two months back.

She had dropped first set 6-1 on that occasion, and had won next two sets 7-5, 6-1 to go through. This time Muguruza broke her in the first game once again, but the Russian broke back in the 4th game to level it at 2-2. Muguruza broke her in the 7th game and took the first set 6-4.

In the second set, the Spaniard broke Sharapova to go 2-1 up, but Sharapova broke back immediately. 28-year-old Sharapova got another break in the 6th game and took the second set 6-3. Like French Open, Sharapova outclassed Muguruza in the third set/ She broke Muguruza in the first and the third game to go 4-0 up.

Muguruza served at 1-5 in the third set to stay in the match, but Sharapova broke her there and won it 6-1 to move into the third round. In the third round, she will face another French Open Quarterfinalist Carla Suarez Navarro, who won 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 against Karolina Pliskova.


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