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Strycova stuns champ Garbine

 

By Eleanor Crooks

Garbine Muguruza insisted her Wimbledon preparations remain on track despite a second-round loss to Barbora Strycova at the Nature Valley Classic.

The Wimbledon champion won only one game against Strycova last year in her final match before the championships but scythed through the field to a second Grand Slam title.

She fared slightly better in Birmingham and looked to have turned things around when she broke for 4-2 in the second set only to lose four games in a row and the match 6-2 6-4.

Muguruza said: "I just think it's a difficult match. I wish I would play more matches. We have a lot of time now to prepare (for Wimbledon)."

There was no problems for defending champion Petra Kvitova, who cruised to a 6-2 6-2 victory over Australia's Daria Gavrilova.

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