Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits a return against Magda Linette of Poland during their third round women's singles match at the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on September 27, 2017. / AFP / WANG ZHAO
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World number two Garbine Muguruza suffered a fitness scare ahead of this month's Australian Open when she was forced to retire from the Brisbane International Tuesday with severe cramping.Wimbledon champion Muguruza was ahead 2-1 in the deciding set against Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in the second round of the warm-up tournament for the season's first Grand Slam event, when she collapsed after a serve.Muguruza had won a tight first set and appeared heading for a straight sets win over Krunic when she opened up a 5-2 lead in the second.However, she began to struggle in the 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) heat and oppressive humidity as Krunic fought back to win the second set on a tiebreak.Konta came back from losing the first set to win the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 .
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