Former World No.1 and Grand Slam champion Garbine Mugurza recently announced her split with coach Sam Sumyk with the two being together for 4 years. The 2017 Wimbledon and 2016 French Open Champion took to Twitter to announced the split, saying, “Few words to announce the end of an extraordinary ride.
2 Grand Slams and World N 1. Beyond grateful for these last 4 years. Merci Sam” Besides winning two major titles, Muguruza also rose to the No.1 ranking in 2017. She is currently ranked 27th and lost in the first round at this year's Wimbledon.
Frenchman Sumyk has formerly worked with the likes of former Australian Open Champion Victoria Azarenka and former World No.4 Eugenie Bouchard. The 25-year-old former world number one lost in the opening round of Wimbledon to Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia, the fifth Grand Slam in a row where she has lost before the Quarterfinals.
She tweeted after bowing out of the first round as well, “Yesterday was a difficult day but we have to continue. I'll take a few days off before I start wanting to prepare for the US Open swing. Thanks for the support messages.
And thanks Wimbledon, see you next year”. With a win-loss record of 21-10 in 2019, Muguruza has lifted just one title this season (Monterrey) and has earned just above under $1M in prize money as she now looks to go into the hard court season with a positive attitude. Only time would tell who her new coach would be.