Garbiñe Muguruza: Spanish celebrity in bother
Each Monday, LWOT will profile a champion from one of many tournaments from the earlier week. This week’s profile is that of Dubai Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza.
Garbiñe Muguruza has up to now had a prolific profession. At 27, she was ranked No. 1 on this planet and gained two Grand Slam tournaments (French Open 2016 and Wimbledon 2017). Muguruza additionally reached two finals (Wimbledon 2015 and Australian Open 2020).
Garbiñe Muguruza profession profile
Garbiñe Muguruza was born in Caracas, Venezuela on October 8, 1993. She moved to Spain together with her household on the age of six, the place she started coaching on the Bruguera Tennis Academy close to Barcelona. Muguruza at present lives in Geneva, Switzerland, and has Spanish and Venezuelan citizenship.
Energy, athleticism and prowess on all terrains characterize Garbiñe Muguruza’s sport. Muguruza may be inconsistent at instances, as a result of poor choice and placement of pictures. However when she’s taking part in at her peak, Muguruza has proven that she will be able to compete with the very best within the sport.
Garbiñe Muguruza’s present coach is Conchita Martinez, the 1994 Wimbledon champion, who coached her to the 2017 Wimbledon title.
Lack of form in 2018-2019 and subsequent return in 2020
Lack of kind and accidents hit Muguruza in 2018 and 2019, the place she completed the yr outdoors the High 20. However after climbing to the highest of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain on the finish of 2019 , the Spanish champion has began the 2020 season rejuvenated. kind, the place she reached the ultimate of the Australian Open. It was his first Grand Slam last since profitable 2017 at Wimbledon. Muguruza completed the yr within the high 15.
Shaped up to now in 2021
To this point in 2021, Garbiñe Muguruza has proven indicators of kind as he qualifies for 2 finals (in Melbourne and Doha). Muguruza made the fourth spherical of the Australian Open. There she had match factors towards eventual winner Naomi Osaka. As soon as once more this week, she capped off a robust begin to the yr by profitable the Dubai Open, the place she beat Barbora Krejčíková in straight units for the championship. It was his first title in two years and his eighth general title in his profession.
Outlook for 2021
Muruguza’s kind up to now in 2021 and former success on all surfaces suggests she will likely be a risk at large occasions this yr. Muguruza is at present ranked sixteenth, however at LWOT we anticipate her to be within the High 10 by the tip of the yr.
Predominant photograph by Getty.