Cincinnati Masters: Defending champion Garbine Muguruza upset by Lesia Tsurenko

Shielding champion and seventh seed, Spain's Garbine Muguruza lost to Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko at the Cincinnati Masters tennis competition here. Tsurenko, positioned 44th, toppled a first set shortage to send Muguruza, positioned ninth, pressing 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 out of two hours on Wednesday, reports Efe.
img With this triumph, the Ukrainian advanced to the round of 16 where she will confront Russia's Ekaterina Makarova, who vanquished France's Alize Cornet in straight sets 6-2, 6-0. In different matches, world number two, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki resigned with left knee damage amid her second round match against the Netherlands' Kiki Bertens, after the last won the primary set 6-4.
Prior, the American third-seed Sloane Stephens, finalist in Montreal a week ago, effortlessly vanquished Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-2, and will confront Belgium's Elise Mertens. Mertens, seeded fourteenth, returned from a set down to beat Sweden's Rebecca Peterson 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1).
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka disposed of Czech ninth-seed Karolina Pliskova 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 and will now confront France's Caroline Garcia, seeded 6th in the competition. Prize cash worth $2.9 million is disseminated in the ladies' area of the Cincinnati Masters, as per the WTA website page.


- Maple Heights News Team