The magic of 2016 will not be repeated this time around as two-time Grand Slam champion and 11th-seed Garbine Muguruza suffers a shocking loss at the hands of unseeded Danielle Collins in the third round at the French Open 2020. Winner four years ago at Roland Garros, Muguruza fought hard till the end before eventually going down to Collins 5-7, 6-2, 4-6 in a three-set thriller played till late last night.
On the flip side, though, Collins, who never went past the second round at the French Open till now, has now made it to the fourth round. The 26-year old American will now face 30th-seed Ons Jabeur in the Round of 16.
Conversion of break points the only difference between Muguruza and Collins
Looking at the statistics of the match, there was actually nothing to separate between the two women throughout the match. However, what actually stood out the difference between the two was the conversion of break points. While Collins converted 5 out of the 11 break points she received, Muguruza also converted the same number of break points, though, from a total of 17 chances that the Spaniard received.
It has come as a major shock for Muguruza as she was looking to win her second Major in the French capital. Moreover, her chances got a major boost when Serena Williams retired from the tournament and 2nd-seed Karolina Pliskova lost early at Roland Garros.
However, Muguruza needs to rethink her strategy and will have to come out stronger after this debacle. The positive she can take from the match is she was so close and if she had converted just one more break point, the whole complexion of the encounter would have turned around.