Garbine Muguruza Reveals the Advantages of Being a Top 10 Player Ahead of Rogers Cup 2021

Published 08/06/2021, 2:46 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in action during her fourth round match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Loren Elliott


Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza is one of the prominent names on the women’s Tour. Over the years, she has impressed fans with some top-quality tennis. The 27-year-old player still continues to remain amongst the top players on Tour.

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Recently, Garbine Muguruza spoke about the benefits players in the top 10 rankings receive. Being a top-ranked player gives certain privileges like getting a bye in the initial rounds. Due to that, at times, the high-ranked players end up playing a match lesser than other players competing in the draw.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in action during her third round match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The 27-year-old spoke on this and stated, “Going back to the Top 10 gives me ‘chances’ (options) to have ‘byes’ (exemptions) in the first rounds, something that is appreciated to alleviate the accumulation of matches. We still don’t know how the year is going to end, so we have to take advantage of every opportunity we get… I wanted to avoid jetlags, so I came directly to Sarasota where I was able to rest, adapt to the schedule and go back to training.”

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(Quotes translated using Google translate)

Garbine Muguruza started off in Australia

This season, Garbine began by competing in Melbourne and lost in the fourth round to eventual champion Naomi Osaka. After that, she was the finalist in Doha and Dubai.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Quarterfinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2021. Garbine Muguruza of Spain in action during her quarterfinal match against Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan REUTERS/Edgar Su

At the French Open, the former champion lost in the opening round, which was a disappointment. Later, at the Wimbledon Championships, she was knocked out by Ons Jabeur in the third round.

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At the moment, Muguruza is preparing herself for the WTA 1000 event in Montreal, which begins in three days. She is eager to get back on the hardcourt. We wish her all the best for the upcoming matches and the rest of the season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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