Sport Muguruza makes winning start to new Martinez partnership

18:59  13 february  2018
18:59  13 february  2018 Source:

Muguruza to work with Martinez at upcoming tournaments

  Muguruza to work with Martinez at upcoming tournaments Conchita Martinez will once again impart her wisdom on Garbine Muguruza, having helped her Spanish compatriot to Wimbledon glory last year.Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has announced that she will once again work with Conchita Martinez in upcoming tournaments.

M. Martínez Sánchez. WTA Rising Star Garbiñe Muguruza made a bright start to her challenge for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global with a straight set win over Lucie Safarova on Monday.

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is to rekindle her working partnership with Conchita Martinez . Martinez temporarily stepped into regular coach Sam Sumyk's shoes for 2017's Wimbledon championships. GB make winning start to Fed Cup.

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The renewal of Garbine Muguruza's coaching relationship with Conchita Martinez got off to a winning start at the Qatar Open on Tuesday, although she took eight match points to complete a 6-3 6-4 victory over Duan Ying-Ying.

Martinez was part of Muguruza's team when she won Wimbledon last year, with regular coach Sam Sumyk absent from the slam as his wife was expecting their first child.

Her involvement ended after that victory at the All England Club but she has since been recruited to work alongside Sumyk for an unspecified period, beginning in Doha.

Muguruza excited to have 'Conchita mind' on her team

  Muguruza excited to have 'Conchita mind' on her team Two-time grand slam champion Garbine Muguruza is thrilled to have the benefit of the 'Conchita mind' on her team in Doha.Garbine Muguruza is relishing Conchita Martinez bringing her experience to her coaching team as the Wimbledon champion gets set to try to win the Qatar Open.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrates after winning against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova during their women's singles semi-final match on Their partnership has proved an instant hit as Martinez , who also coaches Spain's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams, helped guide Muguruza back to the final

Muguruza started the season at the Brisbane International, being the No. 4 seed. She made a run to the semifinals after three-set wins over Sam Stosur and Daria " Muguruza Denies Serena at French Open, Makes Case as New 'It Girl' of Tennis". (1994) Conchita Martínez . (1995) Steffi Graf.

While the win never truly looked in doubt for Muguruza, she was made to fight hard for her place in the third round as Duan rallied late in the second set.

Duan gave Muguruza an early scare with a break of serve in the opening game, but the Spaniard responded by storming to the next four to open up a 4-1 lead.

Muguruza survived another break point at 4-2 up as she held on for the set and looked on course for a comfortable victory after racing into a 5-1 lead in the second.

However, Duan won three consecutive games - including staving off five break points with Muguruza 5-3 in front - before the two-time grand slam champion finally wrapped up the win at the eighth time of asking.

"It doesn't matter how many match points I had... I won!" Muguruza said after the match.

Eden Hazard says he and Lionel Messi are "completely different" .
Speaking before Chelsea’s Champions League Last 16 clash with Barcelona, Eden Hazard was asked about the comparisons between himself and Lionel Messi. The 27-year-old was flattered to be spoken about in the same regard as one of the best players of all time, but he said that he is completely different than the Argentine superstar. He said: “First it is good to be compared with the greatest ever, but I am completely different. We play in different leagues, I try and do my job, I try to reach that level, their level, because they are the best in the world. To play against Messi is always good, I did once in the World Cup and we lost the game so I hope tomorrow is going to be different.” Hazard also spoke about his future, given the speculation about where he might end up, and he was rather coy with his answer, insisting that his focus was soley on the game with the La Liga giants. “First, I see the game tomorrow. We are going to face Barca. I have played for Chelsea for six years and I am happy here. I have two years left on my contract. I don’t think a lot about the future.


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