Garbine Muguruza started the 2020 season in the best possible way, with a semi-final in Shenzhen and a quarter-final in Hobart. The Spaniard reached the Australian Open final by losing to Sofia Kenin after an amazing battle.
She returned at the Dubai tournament, where she made his debut against former world number one Kim Clijsters, who has returned to the professional circuit after eight years, winning by 6-2 7-6(6). The two-time Grand Slam champion lost to Jennifer Brady in the quarter-finals.
Since turning professional in 2012, she has won seven singles titles, including two majors, the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. During a long interview with AS magazine, the former World number 1 talked about her relationship with Conchita Martinez: “Well, first we have to talk about how I got to know her, I think I was between 14 and 15 years old when I first met her.
So many years have passed. From the first moment, we had a lot of complicities and good relationship. Through all these years, it has been improving. Also when she was captain of the Fed Cup. We talked. Of course, we share. We have good energy together.
So it’s very good. I think I see her as a legend, as someone from whom I have to learn a lot because she has been in exactly the same situations, only with 15 years more experience. So definitely not a sister. Simply more like a true coach”.