World No. 3 Garbine Muguruza says no one is surprised when a Spanish women wins a big tournament.
Muguruza, 28, is a two-time Grand Slam champion and a former world No. 1.
Muguruza clinched one of the biggest wins of her career last month when she won the WTA Finals.
Paula Badosa is the most recent case of a young Spanish tennis player bursting onto the big stage as she won the Indian Wells Masters, debuted at the WTA Finals and broke into the top-10.
“Spanish tennis, in recent years, has had so much success that no one is surprised anymore when some of us win an important tournament like the WTA Finals. Many things that were extraordinary before are now considered as normal,” Muugruza told Mundo Deportivo, as revealed by Mario Boccardi.
Muguruza felt ‘relieved’ after winning the WTA Finals
“I feel really happy, and also a little relieved, because at the beginning of the tournament I struggled to find a good game, but then I gradually managed to adapt. This one. victory means even more because it was achieved here in Latin America, and especially in Mexico, where the public has always supported me since the first time I came to play here, when I was an unknown player,” Muguruza said after winning the WTA Finals.
Muguruza didn’t enjoy great success at the Grand Slam level in 2021 but still she felt it was the best year of her career.
“I truly believe this has been my best career season, even though I haven’t won slam tournaments. It was a season in which I managed to find continuity in the game, albeit with ups and downs in the result,” Muguruza said.
“The last few seasons have been mixed, but never because of my tennis: sometimes I may not be able to put all the pieces together, but my tennis is always there.”