Garbine Muguruza reveals her mindset is "to keep it calm, simple and humble" as she is hoping to find a way out of her major slump. Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam champion, finished the 2021 season by winning the WTA Finals.
After going just 12-17 in 2022, Muguruza also started her 2023 season with a 0-4 record. “I’ve had so many moments in my career where I’ve been so high, and other moments when I’ve not been so high.
It’s a process of trying to get back up there. Now I’m focusing on training hard and being humble. You have to know that maybe you haven’t had the success recently as you had in other years, but that’s fine because things can change very quickly.
With tennis, one week it can go wrong, then next week it can go well, then everything changes again. I think experience helps me to stay calm in the not-so-good moments when I haven’t been playing as well or results haven’t followed," Muguruza said, per Tennis Up To Date.
Muguruza: I have to keep it calm and more simple
"I feel that this year it’s more about keeping it calm and more simple. Last year I put myself under a lot of pressure, telling myself to keep going to stay at the top all the time.
That definitely didn’t help me, and it was a bit of a struggle. This year, yes ranking is important – I’ve been at every possible ranking – but that is not my priority anymore. Now it’s about enjoying my time on court and taking the trophies back home, then we’ll see what the ranking is," Muguruza added.
This week, Muguruza is competing at a WTA 500 event in Abu Dhabi. In the Abu Dhabi first round, Muguruza plays former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova. Muguruza is experiencing one of the most challenging periods of her career and she could benefit a lot from just one great result.