Grand Slam champions Garbine Muguruza and Bianca Andreescu will fight for a quarter-final berth at the Miami Open 2021.
Garbine Muguruza vs Bianca Andreescu: Preview
Since the beginning of the season, the former World No.1 Spaniard has been exhibiting a high standard of tennis skills. Before arriving in the United States, she reached three finals, especially claiming this season’s first title at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships.
In Miami, the No.12 seed Muguruza overcame Chinese Wang Xinyu in straight sets and Russian Anna Kalinskaya in the three sets to confirm her spot at the Round of 16.
On the other hand, former World No.4 Canadian won 6 out of 8 matches in her comeback after over 13 months of hiatus. Bianca kicked off the new year at the Australian Open, where she fell in the second round to Taiwan Veteran Hsieh Su-Wei. Afterwards, World No.9 managed to reach the semifinal at the Phillip Island Trophy.
No.8 seed Andreescu booked her place at the Miami Open fourth round after defeating No.28 seed Amanda Anisimova in a grueling three-setter, including two tiebreakers. In the opening round, Bianca defeated the Czech Tereza Martincova without dropping a set.
Garbine Muguruza vs Bianca Andreescu: Head-To-Head
The 2019 US Open Champion leads the two-time Grand Slam title winner 1-0 in their head-to-head series. Bianca and Garbine collided once in their WTA career at the Premier Mandatory 2019 Indian Wells Open, where Canadian clinched her maiden WTA singles title.
Garbine Muguruza vs Bianca Andreescu: Prediction
A Wildcard entrant, Andreescu, crushed the No.20 seeded Muguruza in straight sets(6-0, 6-1) at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open quarterfinal. But this time, Spaniard will not allow the same thing to happen in Miami and pressure Canadian from the beginning of the contest.
Simultaneously, Muguruza lost at the Miami Open fourth-round matches in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018 to give Bianca Andreescu hope.
Match Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to win in the three sets.