Conchita Martinez has been one of the keys of Garbine Muguruza's win at Wimbledon. The Spanish Fed Cup captain helped her compatriot to win her second Grand Slam title after 2016 Roland Garros. After the final won in straight sets over Venus Williams on Saturday, Martinez said: 'The whole two weeks, she's played every point of every single match. That, mentally, is very strong, and you can see players break down with that. For me, high intensity when you play a match is very important. She sort of did that. She play relaxed, but with a lot of intensity. Just point by point, I try to tell her, don't think of anything else.'
Stepping up and improving the technique was also one of the reasons of Muguruza's triumph. 'She's very powerful player. It's very important that she stays very aggressive, that she pushes and she goes for it,' the 1994 Wimbledon Champion added. 'Sometimes you're going to win playing unbelievable, sometimes you're going to win playing ugly. The semi-finals, I just told her, it's another match, not a semifinal. And today, it's another match, another day.'
At Wimbledon Sam Sumyk didn't coach Muguruza as he became a father in Los Angeles, but by Stanford he will be in Muguruza's corner again. 'I'm always in contact with every player. But Sam, her coach, is going to step in now.'