This Friday turned out to be a black and white day for Garbine Muguruza. Just after being announced the sixth qualified player for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals presented by SC Global, the Spaniard twisted her ankle in the Generali Ladies Linz quarterfinals and retired midway through the third set.
Leading Swiss Viktorija Golubic 7-5 3-6 4-2, the top-seeded Muguruza rolled her left ankle and screamed. Later on, she complained to her coach Sam Sumyk that even walking was painful. Two games after falling badly, the world No.6 retired from the match.
In the semifinals, the 62nd-ranked Golubic will face third seed Madison Keys, who dispatched Oceane Dodin 6-3 6-3 in the final eight. The other semifinal will be between fourth seed Carla Suarez Navarro and second seed Dominika Cibulkova, who eliminated Denisa Allertova 6-4 4-6 6-2 and defending champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-6(3) 6-4, respectively. (photo: Jimmie48)