Top-seeded Muruguza retires with cramps, out of Brisbane

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Muguruza, who held the No. 1 ranking for four weeks last year, lasted three games in the third before being stopped by the cramps after almost 2 ½ hours in humid conditions on Pat Rafter Arena, giving Krunic a 5-7, 7-6 (3), 1-2 retired, victory.“I don’t really cramp a lot, so I’m actually surprised that today my body was like that,” Muguruza said, adding that her calf muscles started to cramp early in the second set. “It’s a shame because I always come here excited about the first tournament, and this one was bad luck, I guess.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderKrunic advanced to a quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, who beat Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-1.Alize Cornet reached the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH McCollum scores 32, leads Blazers over Bulls in OT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Brisbane International had been Muguruza’s only scheduled tuneup event before the Australian Open, the first major of the season starting Jan. 15.“I’m going to evaluate what options do I have now … maybe just go right away to Melbourne,” Muguruza said. “I didn’t expect to, you know, to not continue here.”Muguruza never got a chance to relax against Krunic’s counter-punching, needing a 16-minute game that went to deuce 10 times to clinch the first set. She had the break in the second and was potentially two points from victory before Krunic went on a roll, leveling the match after Muguruza gave her three set points with a double-fault.“It’s definitely not a nice feeling, first of all for me as an athlete, to see my colleague walking out of the court not being able to finish the match,” Krunic said in an on-court TV interview. “I want to wish Garbine a fast recovery and I hope she gets better for the Slam.”The result leaves defending champion Karolina Pliskova, who reached the No. 1 ranking last July before finishing 2017 at No. 4, as the highest-ranked woman in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Garbine Muguruza of Spain is treated by medical staff after she suffered cramps in her match against Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Muguruza fell to the court behind the baseline in the third set before retiring from her opening match. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia — Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza fell to the court behind the baseline in the third set before retiring from her opening match at the Brisbane International because of leg cramps.The Wimbledon champion was up a set and a break on Tuesday but couldn’t close it out in straight sets as Aleksandra Krunic rallied from 5-2 down in the second, winning it in a tiebreaker to force the match into a third set.ADVERTISEMENT In men’s first-round matches, U.S. qualifier Michael Mmoh beat Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-4, Chung Hyeon upset fifth-seeded Gilles Muller 6-3, 7-6 (1) and Kyle Edmund rallied for a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Denis Shapovalov. MOST READlast_img

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