Mugu­ruza storms into Stan­ford semis

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Los An­ge­les, US - Wim­ble­don cham­pion Gar­bine Mugu­ruza swept into the semi­fi­nals of the WTA hard­court tour­na­ment at Stan­ford on Fri­day with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Ana Kon­juh.

Span­ish top seed Mugu­ruza needed just 62 min­utes to get past the fifth-seeded Croa­t­ian.

Mugu­ruza, who is seek­ing her sec­ond ti­tle of 2017, next faces Amer­i­can Madi­son Keys, who beat sev­enth-seeded Le­sia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3.

Eighth-seeded Amer­i­can teenager CiCi Bel­lis sur­prised two-time Wim­ble­don champ Pe­tra Kvi­tova 6-2, 6-0. The 18 year old Bel­lis will square off against sixth-seeded Amer­i­can CoCo Van­deweghe in the semis. Van­deweghe rolled over fourth­seeded Rus­sian Anas­ta­sia Pav­lyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3.

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