Who said what? Murray, Muguruza, Schwartzman and more on preparing to return

Andy Murray and world no. 12 Roberto Bautista Agut, as seen in the picture above, are among the high-profile tennis players that have spoken recently about their plans to return – with the US Open on everyone’s minds.

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WTA Indian Wells: Christina McHale excellent in straight-sets victory over Garbiñe Muguruza

WTA Indian Wells: Christina McHale Excellent In Straight-Sets Victory Over Garbiñe Muguruza

The world number four struggled to build any momentum, and was frustrated by an excellent opponent in the form of Christina McHale on Saturday afternoon.

Christina McHale has sealed her place in round three of this year’s BNP Paribas Open, following a tense but exciting 7-5, 6-1 victory over world number four Garbiñe Muguruza. She’ll face seasoned veteran Samantha Stosur for an opportunity to progress into the last-16 of the competition.

First set nervy, fast-paced and unpredictable

Considering her inconsistent form in 2016, it came as no surprise that Muguruza found herself constantly on the back foot as she tried to contend with McHale’s direct style of play, where the plucky American was aiming to hit forehand winners whenever the chance arose. Rallies were fast-paced and so unpredictable that you could virtually hear the crowd holding their breath, but as McHale found some momentum with her array of shot-selection, it was obvious that Muguruza was starting to get frustrated and understandably so.

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