Spanish star Garbine Muguruza is in the midst of a career-defining resurgence. After being counted out by most tennis pundits courtesy of an abysmal 2019, Garbine Muguruza has shocked everyone by making it to the final 4 of the Australian Open 2020.
However, Muguruza wouldn’t agree with the word abysmal to describe her recent past in tennis. She feels that her last two years were just relatively less successful.
This response was triggered after a journalist described her revival as ‘coming back from a coma’ in the post-match press conference.
What Did Garbine Muguruza Say?
Muguruza looked offended by the comment made by the journalist. She said that a coma would be a strong word to describe her past two years.
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“I think a ‘coma’ is a pretty strong statement. I would say I think those years were less successful if you compare them to my previous years. That’s how I see it. I don’t see it at all as a coma. I just think you struggle as a player, and there are moments where things don’t go your way. You just have to be patient and go through the rough moments, just hang in there and it will come back again.”
Well, Muguruza’s perspective towards her tough past is very interesting. 2019 was a rollercoaster for her. She exited the world’s top 20 for the first time in four years. In fact, things were so bad that at one stage she could win only one match in six tournaments.
Things got harder as she split with her long time coach Sam Sumyk.
Her resurgence has coincided with a reunion with Conchita Martinez. In fact, she has already defeated the fifth seed Elina Svitolina and the ninth seed Kiki Bertens en route to the semi-finals. Interestingly, the Australian Open was the first major she has been unseeded at in 2014.
She just needs to close out the grand slam in style. In the semifinals, she faces World No 3 Simona Halep.
Do you think Muguruza can qualify for the finals?