Tsurenko stuns Muguruza at Cincinnati Masters

Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza

Muguruza's title defence came to an end at the hands of Lesia Tsurenko in three sets, while Australian Open victor Caroline Wozniacki was forced to retire due to injury.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza lost her opening match of the North American hardcourt season on Wednesday (Aug 15), falling 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Lesia Tsurenko in Cincinnati.

The match started solidly for the Spaniard who, despite having to shake off break points in her opening game, was the first to strike with a break for a 4-2 lead, breaking again for the set.

Number one seed Simona Halep's match against Ajla Tomljanovic was suspended due to rain and will be completed on Thursday.

Second seed and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki lasted just one set against Kiki Bertens before retiring due to a left knee injury.

The Wimbledon champion called for the doctor during the second set but put aside his discomfort to progress 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 over the Frenchman before rain halted afternoon play for almost three hours. Just experience to work hard and to never lose the, how you say, motivation to believe you can do it'.

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Muguruza was competing in her first tune-up event for the August 27-Sept.

"This was really a match where I was fighting after the first set to coming back", Kerber said. I competed. It didn't go my way. "I'm going to take that positive and keep training for the US Open".

With this victory, the Ukrainian progressed to the round of 16 where she will face Russia's Ekaterina Makarova, who defeated France's Alize Cornet in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.

US Open champion Sloane Stephens bucked the upset trend, winning easily into the third round 6-3, 6-2 over German qualifier Tatjana Maria.

Mertens, seeded 14th, came back from a set down to beat Sweden's Rebecca Peterson 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1).

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus continued her successful tournament debut, beating ninth seed Karolina Pliskova 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

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