Bencic makes quick work of Muguruza to reach quarterfinal in Toronto

In a confident display of power and precision, Belinda Bencic raced past two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza to reach the quarterfinals at the National Bank Open (Rogers Cup).

Coming off an emotional win over the soon-to-be-retired Serena Williams, Bencic looked at ease as she recorded the 6-1 6-3 victory. The Swiss star won a phenomenal 85% of points behind her first serve, saving all four break points she faced during the match.

Known for her aggressive play from the baseline, Muguruza was unable to counter the power generated by the Olympic gold medalist. The Spaniard looked uncomfortable as she struggled to keep up with Bencic, which ultimately led to her committing several errors.

Feeding off the crowd and her confidence at an all-time high, Bencic rode her momentum through the second set. The 12th seed finished proceedings with a backhand winner, securing her place in the quarterfinal after an hour of play.

The 2015 Toronto champion now faces Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, who stunned fans by upsetting World No.1 Iga Swiatek earlier in the day.

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