Muguruza cruises but Kvitova is eliminated
(MENAFN- The Peninsula) AFP
Los Angeles: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza made short work of Ana Konjuh to move into the semi-finals of the Stanford Classic while second seed Petra Kvitova was thrashed 6-2 6-0 by 18-year-old American Catherine Bellis.
Top seed Muguruza, playing in the first match of the day, eased through her quarter-final 6-1 6-3 against the fifth seed at Stanford University in California, breaking the 19-year-old Croat five times in a match that lasted barely an hour.
'I think today I was very accurate, said the Spaniard in an on-court interview. 'Ana is such a powerful player and super young, I knew I had to be concentrated.
Local product Bellis is one of three American players appearing in the semi-finals along with Coco Vandeweghe and Madison Keys.
The Czech missed six months after being stabbed in her left hand by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December.
Bellis, ranked 44th in the world, will take on fellow Californian Vandeweghe in the other semi-final, while Muguruza will face third-seed Keys.
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