WATCH: Journalist Confuses Garbine Muguruza With Bianca Andreescu After Win Over Victoria Azarenka at US Open 2021 R3

Published 09/03/2021, 3:58 PM EDT
Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates after winning match point during her Women’s Singles first round match against Shelby Rogers of the United States on day two of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)


It was the night of the third round of the US Open 2021 and fans witnessed a really intriguing three-set thriller there. In a huge upset, Garbine Muguruza battled past defending US Open finalist, Victoria Azarenka and defeated her in three sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

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Even though Victoria Azarenka played well, Garbine Muguruza was simply the better player in the match. The Spaniard maintained a high 74% win percentage on her first serve and even converted a total of six break-points out of fifteen.

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Interestingly, in the post-match interview, a journalist mistakenly, referred Muguruza as ‘Bianca’. It was a very funny moment for the fans and they could not control their laughter.

“Bianca, firstly, many congratulations. This has been a blockbuster match,” said the journalist while asking a question to Muguruza.

Interestingly, the journalist didn’t even correct himself after the mistake. It was perhaps due to the fact that he was overwhelmed by such a brilliant performance by Muguruza that all his attention was to ask about the Spaniard’s reaction. However, it could also be because he actually forgot her name and confused her with former US Open champion, Bianca Andreescu.

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Garbine Muguruza will face Barbora Krejcikova in the pre-quarters of the US Open 2021

After passing the Victoria Azarenka challenge, Muguruza’s journey has not eased up even a little bit. She has now advanced to the pre-quarter finals and thus, will face much tougher opponents from now on.

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

In the pre-quarter finals of the US Open 2021, the 2-time Grand Slam winner will encounter Barbora Krejcikova. The Czech player is enjoying some superb form on Tour and even won the French Open title this year.

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Fans have really huge expectations from Garbine Muguruza. She has played some brilliant tennis this season so far and they want her to keep playing with the same momentum. Will she be able to succeed in New York this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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