‘At some point it will go my way’, says positive Garbine Muguruza ahead of Dubai final


Garbine Muguruza is positive her superb form will lead to titles after reaching the Dubai final.

The two-time major champion converted her seventh match point to defeat Elise Mertens 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the semi-finals of the WTA 1000 event.

The 27-year-old Spaniard’s last title came at the Monterrey Open in 2019, though she has since reached three finals – firstly at the Australian Open last year. Muguruza has also finished as runner-up at the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne in February, and at the Qatar Open last week.

“Holding the champion’s trophy is everybody’s objective,” Muguruza said in her press conference after beating Mertens.

“We play hard in order to play the finals. Maybe they didn’t go my way, the recent finals I’ve played – but at some point it will.

“To be able to be there is a sign that you’re playing well, and that’s where I want to be.”

On finally closing the match out, the world No. 16 added: “I was like, man, I have to close it out here.

“I could feel if she got the second set she was gonna be more pumped for the third set – yesterday she also saved some match points and she was hanging in there.”

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