Garbine Muguruza: 'Crowd could have been more respectful sometimes'



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Garbine Muguruza: 'Crowd could have been more respectful sometimes'

Garbine Muguruza didn't want the French crowd to applaude her at the end of the match against Kristina Mladenovic. In press conference the Spaniard player was very emotional and she also cried and leaved the press room for a while.

'I think the crowd today was a little bit obviously tough for me', the defending champion explained. 'I understand. I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes should be a little bit more respectful, even though for the game, because we had to, you know, stop.

The chair umpire has to always calm the crowd down. I'm not here to create enemies. I mean, I love playing here. Is not a good feeling.' Speaking about Mladenovic's performance, Muguruza added: 'She is playing good.

I know she makes a lot of double faults. That was a big thing on the match, but she managed to recover all those points. I obviously was a little bit nervous. Through the match I was getting more and more. Also because the feeling.

So it's true that I couldn't really find my game, but I don't think I did really something wrong out there. You know, I just think it went to her side, and that's all. There was, like, few points that she played well at the end of the match, and kind of that was it.' They played on Suzanne Lenglen court, which is a little bit surprising.

And that surprised Muguruza too. 'I wasn't expecting to play on that court. I thought it was a great match. I was looking forward to play center court, but it's fine, I had so many matches on Lenglen. I had big wins and big loss, so it didn't really matter.

I just think it was a tricky round. I think all the opponents I had in this path until today, they were extremely hard and they were also clay-court players, and I think that today didn't just went my way.' Asked if she could hear Kristina yell "forza" on her unforced errors, Muguruza replied: 'No, I think she speaks like 25 languages, I heard, so...

I went out there and it was a tough match, I have to say. I mean, it's obviously both. I'm disappointed because it didn't go my way. And it was, you know, just tough today to be on the court, honestly.' ALSO READ: ROLAND GARROS - WOMEN'S SINGLES: Mladenovic upsets Muguruza in three sets!