Garbiñe Muguruza - Francesca Schiavone
French Open women - 29 May 2017
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MUGURUZA BEATS SCHIAVONE 6-2 6-4!
The defending champion beats the former champion!
Muguruza is wobbling, but Schiavone keeps her opponent alive by offering gift after gift. Eventually, after a mammoth battle in deuce, the Italian relents.
MUGURUZA 6-2 3-4 SCHIAVONE.
A titanic tussle is brewing on Philippe-Chatrier, with the grunt-o-meter off the charts as both women exchange decibels. Muguruza saves two break points to earn a precious hold; Schiavone responds with a much more dominant hold of her own.
This point seems a long time ago...
BREAK BACK! MUGURUZA 6-2 2-3 SCHIAVONE
Muguruza is cruising at 30-0, but suddenly implodes to lose four straight points. There’s a small delay as she queries an out call, but after some clay consultation it stands. To make matters trickier, Schiavone swiftly holds. This match is wide open again!
BREAK! MUGURUZA 6-2 2-1 SCHIAVONE.
Muguruza broke in the opening game of the set and is firmly in command on Philippe-Chatrier.
MUGURUZA WINS FIRST SET 6-2.
The Spaniard is on a roll! If I was a betting man (and I am, I’ve got Venus Williams at 33-1), then I would advise taking a serious look at Muguruza. She is outclassing the 2010 champion.
BREAK! MUGURUZA 5-2 SCHIAVONE.
“Jeu, Mademoiselle Muguruza”
And it’s another fierce game from the defending champion, who breaks to love. She has Schiavone on the ropes, puppeteering her on the baseline.
MUGURUZA 4-2 SCHIAVONE.
Back underway. Brilliant hold to love.
PLAY SUSPENDED ON CHATRIER.
A spectator has fallen ill, so play has been stopped at 3-2 in the first set. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.
MUGURUZA 3-2 SCHIAVONE.
Introducing an early candidate for point of the tournament…
Schiavone holds, but Muguruza made her work for it!
BREAK BACK! MUGURUZA 3-1 SCHIAVONE.
Steady on… The Italian ups her aggression and is rewarded with a break of her own. Muguruza looks a little miffed.
ANOTHER BREAK! MUGURUZA 3-0 SCHIAVONE.
Relentless stuff from Muguruza. The Spaniard earns a break opportunity at 30-40 with a swooping cross-court forehand and although it vanishes, she soon earns another as Schiavone dumps one into the net. This time she takes it. Awesome start from the Spanish fourth seed.
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MUGURUZA 1-0 SCHIAVONE.
That, ladies and gentleman, is how you start a title defence. Muguruza ploughs through the Italian’s opening service game without conceding a point, outpowering her from the back of the court.