After losing this Monday in the first round to the Czech player Linda Noskova (6-1, 6-4), Spanish tennis player Garbie Muguruza said goodbye at the opening exchange of the tournament in Lyon, France, in the WTA 250 category and played on hard courts. Marina Bassols also said goodbye to the French tournament after losing to the Russian Anastasia Potapova (4-6, 6-1, 6-2).
The Spanish-Venezuelan player, who has fallen to number 82 in the WTA rankings, is still in free fall and has suffered her sixth straight loss. She hasn’t won the Tokyo tournament since September, and since then she’s lost in the first round of tournaments in San Diego, Adelaide, Adelaide 2, the Australian Open, and, most recently, the French event.
The 56th-ranked player in the world, Noskova, utilized two breaks to win the first set in 25 minutes. She then rallied from a 3-0 deficit after the Spanish opened the second set with two new “breaks,” which allowed her to win after less than an hour and a quarter of play.
The Catalan Marina Bassols, who was rated 124 in the world, was unable to continue and fell to position 43 in the ranking. The Blanes player won the first set with a 4-1 advantage, but she observed how her opponent managed to change the momentum of the match by taking the next two sets.