TennisSection previews the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Garbine Muguruza takes on Elena Rybakina in the Quarter-Finals on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.
Will Elena Rybakina get a big win under her belt against a very experienced opponent as she aims to get herself in contention for a medal in Tokyo? Will Garbine Muguruza continue to improve her game as she looks to show us that she definitely has the experience to go all the way here? Both players can win this match if they are at their best, but only one will make their way to the Semi-Finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Who will it be?
Elena Rybakina came through a very entertaining match in the third round, beating the Croatian, Donna Vekic, in straight sets 7-6/6-4. Rybakina is definitely a hard opponent to come up against because she is able to play incredible tennis from the baseline and she does not care who the opponent on the other side of the court is. Elena will know that he definitely has the game to go even further here at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and put herself in contention for a medal and then use the momentum to have a successful US hard court season next month, but she has to beat the very in form Garbine Muguruza.
Garbine Muguruza cruised through her third round match, winning easily in straight sets 6-4/6-1. Garbine Muguruza is such a tough opponent to beat on her day, but throughout the majority of the 2021 season she has not been as consistent as she would have liked. Garbine here in Tokyo has been in top form and she will want to keep this momentum going to give herself a great chance at going even further. Garbine Muguruza is so experienced so she knows what to expect, but will she still be able to prevent the upset from the very in form Elena Rybakina.
Garbine Muguruza and Elena Rybakina have met 1 time before, with Garbine Muguruza leading the head to head 1-0. Both players have been in great form all tournament, but when we look at who has more experience, who has won bigger titles, and who you can trust when push comes to shove, I will have to go with Garbine Muguruza. Garbine Muguruza will know what to expect as she has played so many matches throughout her career and she will give it everything to get into the Semi-Finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to Win.
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