First set: Sofia Kenin 1-2* Garbiñe Muguruza. This is already incredibly intense, but Muguruza breaks first! Kenin looked to be moving towards a second hold at 40-30, but Muguruza responded incredibly well, pummelling returns and crushing two successive crosscourt forehand winners to bring up break point.
As a long, tense deuce game developed, Kenin saved the first break point by absolutely destroying a backhand down the line winner. On the second break point, she forced Muguruza into a backhand error with a nice forehand down the line.
But Muguruza is already putting Kenin under immense pressure. She crushed a backhand return winner to bring up a third break point and, as Kenin bravely tried to fight fire with fire, she sent an aggressive forehand wide.
First set: Sofia Kenin *1-3 Garbiñe Muguruza. A good hold from Muguruza after throwing in a pair of double faults. She moved to 40-30 with an excellent forehand winner, but Kenin is still stepping into the court and she eradicated it with an even better backhand down the line winner.
The greatest measure of Muguruza’s alertness came at deuce, when Kenin attempted to throw in a moonball. Muguruza responded by sprinting into the net like a Spanish Usain Bolt and somehow catching the ball before it bounced, crushing a drive volley off the loopy ball. She is on a mission so far.