Garbine Muguruza: I prefer to focus on winning tournaments and raising glasses

Muguruza insists she is not obsessed over returning to No. 1.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Garbine Muguruza: I prefer to focus on winning tournaments and raising glasses

World No. 3 Garbine Muguruza said she is not obsessed over returning to the world No. 1 ranking. Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam champion, became No. 1 for the first time after the 2017 US Open. After finishing the season with a victory at the WTA Finals, Muguruza climbed to No.

3 in the world. "I was there, now I am going to be there again, great, but I don't want to obsess over it," Muguruza told RTVE. "I prefer to focus on winning tournaments and raising glasses, because you can touch that."

Muguruza happy to enjoy success in a challenging 2021

Muguruza made five finals in 2021 and captured three titles.

The season itself wasn't easy because there were many rules and protocols imposed. "The truth is that it has been a great year, and that has been hard because there have been a lot of protocols, bubbles, at first without an audience, then with some audience," Muguruza noted.

"It's been a crazy season with the Olympics involved as well. It has been a year with many challenges, but at the same time, very successful for me." Muguruza didn't enjoy success at the Grand Slam level in 2021 but still she felt it was the best season of her career.

"I truly believe this has been my best career season, even though I haven't won slam tournaments," Muguruza claimed. "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."

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