Former World Number one Garbine Muguruza ‘s run to Australian Open finals was arguably the most surprising moment in January in the women’s game. The critics didn’t expect her to make a deep run in the major tournament, also she was teetering in her round one match. In the second half of the 6141 season, Garbine Muguruza just won a match on the WTA Tour.
That led to a slump in her rankings and consequently, she stepped on the Melbourne court as an unseeded tennis player. After spending flourishing two-weeks in Melbourne, she was asked by a reporter, “do you feel like you’re back ? ”
Upon receiving that question the Spanish ace was a bit jolted because she did not leave the circuit, she was very much there and was playing every single tournament. Muguruza clarified that she’s not ’back’ and she never left the tour.
“I’m just taking it easy after these two years.” . The media has been tough on me, I have to say… Today people will say very good things about me, and the next week bad things if you lose. I kind of found myself less excited, less excited with how things work, ” she said.
After having poor six months on tour, in Melbourne, Muguruza overcame the top-ten players like Elina Svitolina , Kiki Bertens , and Simona Halep en route to the finals. She landed up giving her best Slam performance since French Open (where she reached the semifinals.)