“Not Going to Rest for Long”: Garbine Muguruza Outlines Major Post-Retirement Goals

Published 12/31/2020, 10:10 AM EST
FEBRUARY 01: Garbine Muguruza of Spain looks on after losing her Women’s Singles Final match against Sofia Kenin of the United States on day thirteen of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 01, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Former world number one, Garbine Muguruza, is 27 years old and probably has a lot of tennis left in her. However, retirement is an eventuality that every player experiences, and thus many players shape their lives accordingly.

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Muguruza also has certain aspirations and goals that she would fulfill once she retires.

In a recent interview with AS.com, Muguruza said that once she retires, she would want to have a family and a stable household. Being financially well to do and having a family are two major goals for the Spaniard.

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“Let’s see what fate brings me, but I’m not going to rest for long. I would like to be active, have a family, of course, and be a young mother. Being at home and having stability, because in this life our home is an airplane,” Muguruza said.

Garbine Muguruza celebrates after winning match point. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

She would also try out various other things, indicating that she is ready for any challenge and is looking forward to doing all that.

“And then I would inquire into all the things I do, to see what I like. There is nothing that drives me crazy to do it all the time, I want to do several different ones,” she added.

Garbine Muguruza won’t play after becoming a mother

Further, there are mothers that have played after becoming a parent. Famous examples include Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, and Victoria Azarenka. However, Muguruza does not see herself playing again after having children.

“No, in my case it will not happen, although you can never say never again. I don’t see myself playing again after having children. I would like that when that (motherhood) happens, a new stage in my life opens,” Muguruza expressed. (all quotes are translated through Google)

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Garbiñe Muguruza returns the ball. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

We have seen that pregnancy takes a toll on the players’ bodies. Serena Williams has not been the same player she was before her pregnancy, but still toils to win more and that shows perseverance.

For Muguruza, motherhood would mean a new phase of life that she would want to give her full attention to.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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