Danielle Collins survives scare, Leylah Fernandez falls

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Danielle Collins overcame Anna Bondar in a tricky three set battle to progress to the third spherical whereas Canada Leylah Fernandez suffered an upset loss.
Collins scored her first win since reaching the Australian Open remaining 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in 1 hour and 57 minutes.
Initially, it appeared like Collins wasn’t feeling any form of rustiness in any respect, regardless of her lack of tour motion, as she snatched the primary set in medical style.
Danielle holds on ✊
🇺🇸 Danielle Collins strikes on in Miami with 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Bondar!#MiamiOpen pic.twitter.com/1I65DrwlYj
— wta (@WTA) March 24, 2022

Nonetheless, the Hungarian started to indicate off her personal formidable function she hit again to take the second set.
Bondar went 2-1 up within the third when she broke Collins within the third recreation, however the American hit again profitable 5 video games in a row to say the match.
Karolina Muchova, making her return to the WTA Tour in Miami after seven months out with harm, accomplished a 6-4, 7-6(3) upset of No 18 seed Leylah Fernandez.
Fernandez was making her Miami Open major draw debut, however is coming off a strong run of kind that had seen her defend her Monterrey title and attain the fourth spherical at Indian Wells.
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The Canadian No 1 struggled to deal with Muchova’s artistic shot choice and the windy circumstances on the Arduous Rock Stadium.
Within the opening set, Fernandez and Muchova traded break factors however solely the latter was in a position to convert one.
Muchova produced a beautiful cross-court forehand to say the essential break at 3-2 within the first. She then held out to take the set.

Whereas Muchova broke Fernandez once more at 4-2 within the second the Canadian fought again and would power a tiebreak.
Muchova finally claimed the set and the match, avoiding a gruelling third set within the Miami warmth.
The Muchova comeback continues 👏
🇨🇿 @karomuchova7 reaches the #MiamiOpen third spherical on her return from harm with victory over Fernandez! pic.twitter.com/hF8p9F0jtc
— wta (@WTA) March 24, 2022

“I’m lifeless!” Muchova stated with amusing in her on-court interview after their second spherical Miami Open match. “[After an injury] you are able to do no matter health, however the match is one thing else. For me it was a win simply to play and compete once more.”
Alison Riske, joined compatriot Collins within the third spherical after defeating No 31 seed Alizé Cornet 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour and 26 minutes on Thursday.

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