World No. 3 Garbine Muguruza insists she is extremely excited about returning to Charleston next year. Muguruza, a former world No. 1, signed up to play Charleston next year as she is set to make her third appearance at the tournament.
Muguruza, 28, debuted at the Charleston event in 2013 but didn't impress as she lost in the first round. Muguruza returned to Charleston event this year but didn't impress either as she suffered a surprise round-of-16 loss.
“I can’t wait to come back to Charleston again. It’s one of the favorite stops on the tour for a reason. I obviously feel at home on clay courts and look forward to seeing everyone at the tournament," Muguruza said, per the tournament's Twitter account.
Muguruza finished 2021 on a high
Muguruza capped off the 2021 season with a WTA Finals title. "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," Muguruza said after her WTA Finals victory.
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."
Two-time Grand Slam champion Muguruza didn't win a Major this year but still she felt it was her best year. "I truly believe this has been my best career season, even though I haven't won slam tournaments," Muguruza added.
"It was a season in which I managed to find continuity in the game, albeit with ups and downs in the result. 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.
"Now I have managed to find a balance towards which I have worked a lot with my team: this victory shows us that work pays off and that we are following the right path."