Former World No. 1 Muguruza Announces Indefinite Break From Tennis

Former World No. 1 Muguruza Announces Indefinite Break From Tennis

by Balasz Virag

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Garbine Muguruza has not played since the Lyon Open in February and she won't play at least until summer after announcing an extended break.

Muguruza hasn't been playing at her best for quite a while with her most recent victory happening in February. The Spanish player announced a break from tennis in February after her defeat at the Lyon Open. Her latest interview gave a glimpse into her struggles as she explained that she put too much pressure on herself.

"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."

Muguruza before announcing the break

"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."

She has been largely out of the spolight since announcing the break from tennis but returned to social media to post an update. Her time away from tennis has been largely spent with friends and family per the Instagram post.

"I have been spending time with family and friends and it’s really healthy and amazing. So I am going to lengthen this period until the summer. Therefore I am going to miss the clay and grass season."

Muguruza provides update

The announcement effectively works as a confirmation that she won't play Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Those are pretty big events to miss but it seems like Muguruza is enjoying her time off and doesn't want to disturb that with the stress that comes from playing regular competitive tennis on the WTA Tour.


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