September 1, 2017 / 9:01 PM / 3 months ago

Muguruza destroys Rybarikova to set up Kvitova clash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza cantered into the U.S. Open fourth round with a 6-1 6-1 demolition of Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova on Friday to set up an exciting clash with Petra Kvitova.

Aug 30, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot to Ying-Ying Duan of China on day three of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Spanish third seed, who claimed her second grand slam at Wimbledon this year, barely broke sweat on Louis Armstrong Stadium against the 31st seed.

Muguruza, one of the pre-tournament favourites, dropped serve once, the only glitch in a neat display.

Reporting by Julien Pretot,; Editing by Ed Osmond

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