“Everybody’s Objective”: Garbine Muguruza Determined to Compensate Last Week’s Qatar Open Loss at WTA Dubai 2021

Published 03/12/2021, 1:18 PM EST
Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain returns the ball during her Women’s Singles first round match against Nao Hibino of Japan on Day Two of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


2-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza played some exceptional tennis to seal her place in the finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021. She thrashed Elise Mertens in straight sets in the semis of the tournament. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 7-5.

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Interestingly, Garbine Muguruza won the match after earning her seventh match-point. Although she played really well, it became quite frustrating for her when she was not able to win that last point on her six previous tries. In the post-match interview, she revealed her feelings and emotions during the match.

“I didn’t think I played bad on the match points. They were just tough points that didn’t come to my side. She was very good in defense and on those points I felt she brought her magic. But I was like, OK, I’m playing well, sooner or later I will convert the match point. I didn’t lose the concentration or get too irritated,” said Muguruza in the interview.

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Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates after winning match point during her Women’s Singles first-round match against Shelby Rogers of the United States on day two of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Spaniard will be up against Barbora Krejcikova in the finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021 tomorrow. She’ll certainly like to play like the way she did against Elise Mertens today in the finals as well.

“Holding the champion’s trophy is everybody’s objective”- Garbine Muguruza

Muguruza is about to play her third final in the 2021 tennis season. Before this, she played two finals at the Yarra Valley Classic Open 2021 and at the Qatar Open 2021. Unfortunately, she lost both of them, and thus, in spite of a brilliant 2021 season, she is trophy less at the moment.

Garbine Muguruza of Spain waves to the camera after winning the second round Ladies Singles match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine on Day 3 of 2017 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at Optics Valley International Tennis Center on September 26, 2017, in Wuhan, China. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)

However, Muguruza believes that even though she wants to win a title, it is not her ultimate goal. In the same interview, she reflected that back-to-back finals mean that she is playing well, and she wants to continue doing that.

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“Holding the champion’s trophy is everybody’s objective. We play hard in order to play the finals. Maybe they didn’t go my way, the recent finals I’ve played – but at some point it will. To be able to be there is a sign that you’re playing well, and that’s where I want to be,” added the 2-time Grand Slam winner.

Fans definitely have huge expectations from Muguruza and want her to win her maiden trophy of the year tomorrow. The Spaniard will be fighting for in her 15th career final and will look forward to exhibiting some brilliant skills on the court. Will Muguruza be able to pass the Krejcikova challenge tomorrow?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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