World No. 3 Garbine Muguruza felt a great honor and pleasure after meeting the King and Queen of Spain. Following her WTA Finals victory, Muguruza met King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at the Royal Palace. Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam champion, captured her maiden WTA Finals title after beating Anett Kontaveit in the final in Guadalajara.
"Great honor and pleasure sharing this morning with the Kings," Muguruza wrote on Instagram.
Muguruza was thrilled after winning the WTA Finals
"I feel really happy, and also a little relieved, because at the beginning of the tournament I struggled to find a good game, but then I gradually managed to adapt.
This one. victory means even more because it was achieved here in Latin America, and especially in Mexico, where the public has always supported me since the first time I came to play here, when I was an unknown player," Muguruza said after winning the WTA Finals.
Muguruza didn't win a Grand Slam this year but still she described her year as the best one of her career. "I truly believe this has been my best career season, even though I haven't won slam tournaments. It was a season in which I managed to find continuity in the game, albeit with ups and downs in the result," Muguruza said.
"The last few seasons have been mixed, but never because of my tennis: sometimes I may not be able to put all the pieces together, but my tennis is always there. "Now I have managed to find a balance towards which I have worked a lot with my team: this victory shows us that work pays off and that we are following the right path.
"Slam tournaments are bigger, more famous, there is tradition. But here at the Finals you know there are only the best, and if you win this tournament you can really say you are the best of the year."