The WTA scene is a topsy-turvy maze where you never know when a lower-ranked player can turn around and cause a bunch of upsets. This happened last year when Emma Raducanu made an improbable run to the title in the US Open and shocked the world. The world has also been shocked by the way Garbine Muguruza has played this year, but the shock is in a negative manner. Can she recover her form when she meets Clara Tauson?
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Garbine has not made it past the Second Round of a tournament since Qatar Open which was on 24 February which means that her rut has lasted for more than six months and this has been a terrible year for the Spaniard. She has looked lazy while choosing the distant balls and her focus has been terrible during most of the games recently. She has become a rather easy win for even opponents that have Qualified and it seems like Muguruza is going to lose her top-ten rankings soon.
Clara is just 19 and has enjoyed a lot of success in the Girls’ division. The Danish player has risen through ranks in an inspiring way, having reached as high as 33 earlier this year. Her record of 129 wins and 36 losses is impressive even if much of it has come against players ranked past 100. She is currently ranked around 50 and lately, she has been struggling to make it past the Second Round. During Wimbledon, she conceded a walkover to Mai Hontama but remember, she is just 19 and last year, she won the Lyon Open and had broken through the top 100 rankings.
Garbine Muguruza vs Clara Tauson Head-to-Head
This is the first time these two will meet.
Expert Betting Tips
Despite the huge gulf in experience between the two, this is not an easy prediction considering how poorly Garbine has performed this year and even if she has entered as the ninth seed, it doesn’t seem that way. Clara has done a great job of putting together some impressive runs but that has been missing during the Grand Slam scenario. I’d back Tauson here based on her recent reputation.