Many of the world’s best tennis players end their careers without a Grand Slam triumph but Garbiñe Muguruza, who turned 23 earlier this month, already has one under her belt.
The Spaniard scalped world number one Serena Williams in the final of the French Open this June to achieve her Grand Slam breakthrough, becoming the second player born in the 1990s to win a Slam title after Petra Kvitova’s 2011 Wimbledon victory.
It is an achievement that Muguruza feels has defined her season, despite the inconsistent form she has endured since the high of Roland Garros.
In the eight subsequent tournaments she played, Muguruza’s best achievement was a semi-final loss to Karolína Plíšková at Cincinnati. She crashed out at the second round of both Wimbledon and the US Open, while eventual gold-medal winner Monica Puig beat her in the third round of the Olympics.
Asked about her biggest disappointments this year, Muguruza told Yahoo Singapore, “Well obviously, it was not to play like I played in theRead More »from Muguruza says inconsistent form won’t ruin breakthrough season