By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday November 17, 2021
After profitable the title at Guadalajara, and turning into the primary Spanish participant to win the WTA Finals singles title, Garbiñe Muguruza tells reporters that she is having fun with herself on tour like by no means earlier than, and that 2021 might have been her finest 12 months ever.
“I at all times consider I made finals of a Grand Slam, reached the rankings, I am like, ‘I’ve the tennis, I simply have to indicate it.’ It is onerous, after all,” she mentioned. “That is simply one other proof that I believe I am really in one of the best second of my profession. The expertise I’ve now, the tennis, the best way I deal with myself, I believe it is really a lot better than earlier than.”
Muguruza has proven some really sensible tennis during the last two years, together with making a run to the Australian Open in 2020, and she or he seems to additionally discovered a sure calm since becoming a member of forces with coach Conchita Martinez a second time.
She instructed reporters that, for these causes, 2021 might have been her finest 12 months.
— wta (@WTA) November 18, 2021
“I believe it is an excellent season general,” the ten-time WTA titlist mentioned. “Gained three titles. I believe it is the 12 months that I’ve gained probably the most titles and made finals additionally. I felt like a really steady 12 months with myself additionally.
“After all, there’s a little ups and downs, accidents and stuff. General I believe it is one of the best 12 months for me. I may not have gained a Grand Slam, however I deeply really feel like I have been happier and extra steady, much less dramatic, and typically very completely happy about it.”
Muguruza, at 28, has the potential to be a significant participant on tour over the subsequent few seasons. She is a good participant on all surfaces and, with the present panorama on the tour skewing youthful, there actually isn’t a dominant pressure to cease her if she performs the best way she performed in Guadalajara this week.
She has not gained a significant title since 2017, however her exploits at this 12 months’s WTA Finals show that she is just not far off.
However for now, celebration is so as.
“We’ll have some tequila, have enjoyable, lose all the stress we have been having and holding,” she mentioned. “I believe the entire workforce deserves it.”