Side A of Garbiñe Muguruza, the one that showed the last week in Chicago to win a WTA 500, he turned into a B at the first change in Indian Wells. In the very important WTA 1,000 in which he had to close his ticket to the WTA Finals (he is sixth in the race and there are eight although Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka will surely not attend) she fell in her debut (she was exempt from the first round) against Ajla Tomljanovic (47th in the world) by 6-3, 1-6 and 6-3 in 1h: 54. In the “tombola” in which the Spanish says that the circuit has become lately she took the tickets without prize.
Muguruza came to the game with a 3-1 in the previous face to face and full of confidence, but almost without realizing it was a set down and the doubts arrived. She broke from the start in the second, went into aggressive mode and ate the Australian with 6-1. But at the start of the final sleeve he lost the service and, although he recovered it for 3-3, he lacked success (28 hit winners vs 42 unforced errors), a more solid serve (he offered ten break opportunities and Tomljanovic took advantage of six) and lacked the resources to turn a match that turned into a boxing match between punchers: direct after direct until landing a painful KO.
Who also suffered a roll was Sara sorribes. The 35th in the ranking lost to Russian Anna Kalinskaya (151st and 22 years old) by 6-3, 4-6 and 6-2 and he was fired at the first change.