SPLENDID! Garbine Muguruza To Be Welcomed by Spanish Royalty After Recent Milestone

Published 11/30/2021, 12:46 AM EST
Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Panamerican Tennis Center, Guadalajara, Mexico – November 14, 2021 Spain’s Garbine Muguruza celebrates after winning her group stage match against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit REUTERS/Henry Romero

Spanish tennis star Garbine Muguruza has had an exceptional season this year. The former Grand Slam champion registered one of her most successful seasons after a few years. 2021 started on a good note for Garbine and ended on an even better one. 

The 28-year-old became the first Spanish woman to win the WTA Finals, the year-end tournament for the best players on the women’s tour this year. She defeated Annet Kontaveit in the final, 6-3, 7-5.  

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After her remarkable victory, Garbine is set to be received by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on the 30th of November at the Palacio de La Zarzuela. 

With the Spaniard capturing the WTA Finals 2021 title, she received appreciation from compatriots like Rafael Nadal, who congratulated her for ending the season on a high note. 

Muguruza had a splendid time during the 2016 and 2017 seasons when she ended up winning the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships, respectively. 

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Coming to Garbine’s performances during the WTA Finals, she beat some top players during the event. She only lost one match in the event, the first, to Karolina Pliskova. After that, her four match winning streak ensured she emerged with the title. In the semi-finals, she faced another Spaniard, Paulo Badosa, who was fresh off her brilliant title-winning run at Indian Wells. 

However, the experienced head prevailed as Muguruza won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.   

Sep 5, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits a backhand against Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic (not pictured) on day seven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Despite unimpressive Grand Slam campaigns in 2021, she ended the season on a great note, winning the WTA Finals for the first time in her career. Now that the season is over, we wish her all the best in her preparations for the upcoming 2022 season. All eyes will be on her when she steps on the tennis courts once again.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has 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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