In an interview with Eurosport, Garbine Muguruza spoke about the expectations around her. The Spaniard won 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon, was world No. 1 and when she doesn't get big results, people start criticizing her.
Speaking to Fernando Murciego, the Geneva Resident native said: "It's normal, people want to be back living things like this, journalists want to write about someone who lifted the trophy, everyone wants to see you win but it's very difficult.
Just a few people achieve it and back it up... Only Rafa can (laughter). It's clear that I work for it and I will achieve it again." What does she take from this year? "A season with many changes, many injuries, many things.
Now I see myself being excited, for me every season is a journey. There will be good seasons, less good seasons, other ones consistent, but now I am just thinking about the following one. In this job, everything happens very quickly."
Is she self-critical with herself? "I am always self-critical with myself, if I want to be at the top I have to be strict, I cannot lie. I have to analyze any step I make and try to find a way to do better. I always try to look for the big goals, but I have to go less by less, set close goals and from this perspective, my mentality changed a bit."