Defending champion and fourth seed Garbine Muguruza reached the French Open fourth round with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Kazakh 27th seed Yulia Putintseva on Friday.
The twenty-three-year-old Muguruza will face French 13th seed Kiki Mladenovic for a place in the quarter-finals. Mladenovic defeated United States’ Shelby Rogers in their third round match on Friday 7-5, 4-6, 8-6.
Muguruza’s match on Friday featured 11 breaks of serve in the 20 games played.
Baking is Muguruza’s stress-buster
Speaking to the media after her win, Garbine Muguruza said she turns to baking in her spare time to help cope with the pressure of playing at Grand Slam tournaments.
The Spaniard revealed she made desserts to relax during her run to the 2015 Wimbledon final and admitted it remains a favourite hobby after reaching the Roland Garros fourth round on Friday.
“I still do it,” said Muguruza. “It’s tricky, because I have to stay in the house and it has to have equipment. Here I’m in a hotel, and it’s just, for some tournaments, I’d rather stay in hotel and others house.”
She also admitted she would be following her regular routine at Wimbledon, where she hopes to atone for last year’s shock second-round exit.
“I know in Wimbledon I will go to the same house. I know the kitchen, and I know that the owner, the woman loves to bake, so I have everything I need for muffin, cakes, and stuff. It’s just how we spend, basically, our time.”