American Kayla Day pushes French Open champ to limit
She was in the biggest stadium she's ever played in, facing the highest-ranked player she's ever played, but 17-year-old Kayla Day was unfazed.
She learned she can play with the best in the world, but she also learned it's hard to take a champion down, as Day put a scare into French Open champion and world No. 7 Garbine Muguruza before falling 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open
French Open champion Garbine Muguruza survived a fierce challenge from US teenager Kayla Day Sunday to reach the fourth round of the WTA Indian Wells hard court tournament.
The seventh-seeded Spaniard had to dig in to subdue the hard-hitting Californian 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 and set up a meeting with 10th seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina
Muguruza survives scare to beat teenager Day
French Open champion Garbine Muguruza got a fright from Kayla Day but outlasted the precocious American teenager 3-6 7-5 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in California on Sunday.
Day took the first set from the seventh seed and had two break point opportunities at 5-5 in the second but the 17-year-old was unable to hammer home her advantage
Kayla Day, 17, copes with Paribas Open loss like a pro
A17, Kayla Day is mature enough to realize she had to look past her immediate disappointment and consider the larger context of her second-round loss to world No. 7 Garbine Muguruza of Spain on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open