Cocktail of talent helps Muguruza reach semis
By Pritha Sarkar
LONDON (Reuters) - A little bit of the Williams sisters' power combined with Maria Sharapova's mental strength and blended in with Martina Hingis' tactical nous -- that heady mix of talent made Garbine Muguruza into the "perfect player" who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals.
Three years ago Muguruza took an instant dislike to grass after losing her first match on the lush surface in Birmingham.
On Tuesday, however, her new-found love-affair with the green turf blossomed as she became the first Spanish woman in 18 years to reach the last four after a 7-5 6-3 win over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky.
So how did the 21-year-old turn herself into a world beater on grass?
"I always like to take little parts of every player and try to do the same things," grinned the Venezuelan-born Spaniard.
"You see the Williams sisters, the power.
"You see Maria, she has a very good mentality and she's very focused during the whole match.
"Or Hingis, she has very good talent. Continued...