Sara Sorribes has installed herself at one point in an excellent way and, at the moment, she has no limit. What he is doing in Miami is simply impressive. Four games and four victories in three sets and with a minimum of two hours on the court in each of them. This Monday he ate a very tough rival who, in addition, had beaten him in four of his five clashes, Ons Jabeur, 26-year-old Tunisian and 30th in the world. The Castellón shone with incredible defenses, a luck in which perhaps right now she is the best on the circuit, to win by 6-4, 0-6 and 6-1 in just 120 minutes.
The victory, apart from putting him in the quarters of a WTA 1,000 for the first time in his career, a round in which he would face Garbiñe Muguruza if the Spanish beat the Canadian Andreescu, It also places him in the top-50 for the first time. At the moment, Sara is 48th in the ranking and one more victory in Florida would put her in the top 40. He has earned it hard, with a lot of effort, sweat and, above all, a commendable determination. Sorribes believes it because he can. Otherwise I would not have been able to overcome a player like Jabeur, aggressive and direct, who had to abuse the left because otherwise she saw that he did not pass an opponent in enviable physical condition. A wall that repelled many of the cannon shots from the North African and that took the first set despite conceding 22 winners. The formula was not to fail. In that quarter he only added three unforced errors.
The tremendous effort to close that advantage took its toll on Sara, who needed a break and maybe decided to give it to her when after a highly contested third game, his opponent took the lead with a double break. Sorribes did not flinch from receiving a donut and came out transformed in the third sleeve. There it was she who accumulated two breaks ahead and did not forgive. Along the way he did not tire of returning auctions, right hands and more left before the disbelief of a Jabeur who had just eliminated the fourth in the world and winner of the 2020 Australian Open, Sofia Kenin. That is the level that the player who trains a more than proud Silvia Soler has now. She has 15 WTA victories in 2021 when in all her career years she had won 50. And, of course, now she wants more.
Miami Open WTA draw results.