Former World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza says she hopes to recover her form in 2020 and rise up to the top once again. The Spaniard, who will be working with former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez once again in 2020, spoke to Europa Press and says, "There are many new players and being at such a high level for so long is very complicated.
You can not go down even half a step because immediately, being such a high level, a bad game ... There are many details that you have to take care of all the time. That's a challenge. It is impossible to think that we are machines."
Currently ranked No. 35 in the world, Muguruza says being on the tennis tour is very difficult for young girls and women. "Many of the players are almost teenagers, or in their younger twenties who are in sight of everyone, and everyone comments about them.
We are very alone and we have to have a lot of strength so as not to go down in bad times, especially in an individual sport, and try to get out of them being positive. The key to a good career is to deal with good and bad times.
You cannot fall a lot in the bad times nor you can not lose yourself in the success. I really like what I do, I know what it feels like to be at the top and I always want to be there." Muguruza says she is looking forward to working with Martinez once again.
"We started the year from scratch and as every year we have the batteries charged and excited to be back up. Conchita and I have known each other for a long time, we have shared beautiful moments, also as Captain of the Federation Cup.
We are excited." Speaking about her goals and the Olympic Games next year, Muguruza says, "It is a long process and there is no secret. It is about moving forward. Next year there are 'Grand Slams', there are the Olympic Games, there is everything, so I will try to go far in all.
The Games are very important because they are every four years. An Olympic medal would be great. Going to the Games is very different from everything. You are surrounded by athletes in the Olympic Village and you have a very nice feeling.
It's very special, you live a very different spirit to a simple tournament of tennis. There are all the sports."