Image: Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova celebrates after winning her third round match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Third seed Garbine Muguruza was bundled out of the Australian Open third round 6-3 6-2 by Barbora Strycova on Saturday.
The 22-year-old Spaniard had been considered one of the contenders for the title but was no match for the Czech, who broke her serve twice in the first set and again in the second on the way to victory.
Strycova never let Muguruza settle and capitalized on an excellent tactical game to win the match in just 76 minutes.
It is the first time the 29-year-old Strycova has made the fourth round at the Australian Open and she will next meet the winner of the match between two-time champion Victoria Azarenka and rising Japanese player Naomi Osaka.
(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Melbourne; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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