Garbine Muguruza is one of the WTA players with the biggest potential. She has already conquered 2 slams, but after winning Wimbledon back in 2017 she sort of disappeared. However, the Spaniard decided to do something drastic. After she fired her previous coach Sam Sumyk, she hired back Conchita Martinez that was highly instrumental for her triumph in the UK.
Garbine also had a life-changing experience when she decided to climb the Kilimanjaro last year. Conchita was asked to comment about the impact that the climb had on Muguruza and she said:
“I think [it was good for] the mental part, you have to stay very tough. I don’t know because I haven’t done it. Her stories, it’s super cold where you can barely rest and you have to continue walking, where you had to overcome your fears and also be strong to continue. I think that gives you something mentally; that’s for sure,” said the 47-year-old. I think she felt great about doing that. Not maybe everybody can reach the summit. But she did.”
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El último día, 22 horas seguidas . Día y noche. Gracias en especial a mi guía por mantenerme despierta cuando me desplome en el glaciar. The last day, 22 hours straight. Day and night. Special thank you to my guide for keeping me awake when I collapsed at the glacier. ❄️ #Grateful
Muguruza close to another slam title
Currently ranked no.32, the Spaniard has an 11-1 win-loss record in 2020. Muguruza is at the Australian Open where she toppled Shelby Rogers 0-6 6-1 6-0, Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3 3-6 6-3, Elina Svitolina 6-1 6-2, Kiki Bertens 6-3 6-3, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 6-3 and Simona Halep 7-68 7-5.
Muguruza won 7 titles in her career: 5 on hard courts, 1 on clay courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of her titles)