Muguruza in Qatar Open quarters at Cirstea's expense

Muguruza in Qatar Open quarters at Cirstea's expense

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Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) Spain's Garbine Muguruza on Thursday sailed into the Qatar Open quarter-finals, defeating Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-4.Muguruza, World No. 4, dropped just one game in the first 12 games, but she had to overcome late trouble, before sealing her third career win over Cirstea, reports Efe."I think I played very well in the first set, and in the second set she came out much better, reached a high level, I made a few mistakes, and there we go, the match was equal," Muguruza said.Muguruza however, pulled past her Romanian opponent at the end of the second set for the win.The two-time Grand Slam champion Muguruza is set to take on either Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, the seventh seed, or Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova for a place in the semi-finals.--IANStri/vd

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