Elina Svitolina has sent Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza packing at the Rogers Cup in Canada after winning their rain-delayed quarter-final.
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto after losing her rain-delayed quarter-final 6-4 4-6 3-6 against Elina Svitolina.
The Spaniard had taken the first set before the rain arrived on Friday night, meaning both remaining last-eight showdowns were held over until Saturday morning.
When the action resumed, Svitolina, the world No.5 from Ukraine, regrouped and forced a decider after claiming the second set in 44 minutes during which both women struggled to hold serve.
The trend continued in the third set as each player broke in turn before Svitolina eventually held at 3-2.
Muguruza was broken again as Svitolina moved 5-2 ahead to close in on victory after some two hours and 10 minutes of action on court across two days.
In Saturday’s other delayed quarter-final, defending champion Simona Halep came through in straight sets against Caroline Garcia.
The Romanian, who is looking to keep the pressure on world No.1 Karolina Pliskova after she lost to Caroline Wozniacki on Friday, took the first set following a late service break and then wrapped up victory after moving ahead with two more early breaks against the Frenchwoman to win 6-4 6-2.