The path of the twenty-seven-years-old Garbine Muguruza at the Tokyo Olympic Games began against the Russian Veronika Kudermetova, who was defeated by a score of 7-5 7-5. Later, Garbine also overtook Qiang Wang and Alison van Uytvanck before losing to Elena Rybakina 7-5 6-1.
Champion of one edition of Roland Garros and one of Wimbledon, Muguruza also reached a second final in London and one at the Australian Open. Today in 9th place in the world rankings, Garbine also played in the semifinal at the 2015 WTA Finals, stopped in a comeback by the Polish Agnieszka Radwanska in the third set.
Muguruza: "We must take advantage of every opportunity"
During a recent interview also published by the EssentiallySports website, Garbine talked about the numerous advantages of being a top 10. She said: "Returning to the top ten players in the world gives me the opportunity to have bye in the first rounds, something that is appreciated as it allows you to alleviate the build-up of matches.
We still don't know how the year will end, so we have to take advantage of every chance that we are given ... I wanted to avoid jetlag, so I went straight to Sarasota where I was able to remarry, adapt to the schedule and get back to training.
" The tennis player born in Caracas will take part in the WTA 1000 tournament in Montreal, Canada in a few days, where she reached the quarter-finals in 2017 (defeated by Elina Svitolina in the third set). Muguruza has won only one round in the new WTA 1000 category: the Dubai Tennis Championships a few months ago, where she overtook the Czech Barbora Krejcikova in the last match.
In the men's field, the appointment of the prestigious ATP 500 in Washington is taking place these days, where the number 1 seeded Rafael Nadal unexpectedly fell against South African Lloyd Harris in three sets. Serbian Novak Djokovic, who failed to win even a bronze medal in Tokyo, will try to achieve the Grand Slam in New York.