Fans Unhappy With Garbine Muguruza’s Polarizing Comments on Serena Williams

Published 01/03/2022, 6:00 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Serena Williams of the United States cools down between sets during her Ladies’ Singles fourth round match against Evgeniya Rodina of Russia on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


2-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain recently made some comments on Serena Williams. The Spaniard had talked about how Serena Williams is no longer the dominant force on the WTA tour. However, this has left many fans unhappy with Muguruza.

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Of course, there is merit to the World No. 3’s words. In 2021, WTA tournaments across the year saw many different champions. In fact, all four Grand Slams had different winners, with no single player being the surefire favorite to win it all.

Fans of Serena Williams have not taken kindly to Muguruza’s comments

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Garbine Muguruza was asked about her thoughts on the current crop of players on the WTA tour. She replied how there are now a lot of championship-caliber players in the WTA and times have changed. Previously, it used to be that one player dominated all throughout the years, much like Serena Williams, which is no longer the case.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 23. Serena Williams of the United States walks out to face Angieszka Radwanska of Poland during day two of the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships at the Sinan Erdem Dome October 23, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Many fans have spoken against Muguruza through Twitter. In fact, one fan asks whether or not Garbine’s words were even relevant at all. But what point is she really making? Those that can do and those that can just talk about others! they said, calling Garbine someone who merely talks about others instead of winning herself.

Similarly, another fan directly compares her to Serena Williams, dismissing Garbine’s credibility by counting her 2 Grand Slams.There are ICONS, CHAMPS, like Serena, who have nothing to prove. Win more than 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 GRAND SLAM(s), and maybe you’ll have credibility,” they tweeted.

 

Moreover, someone asked why Garbine was even talking about Serena in the first place. And, still she can’t win. Why doesn’t she focus on herself instead of all that baggage she’s been carrying for Serena?” they tweeted.

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Additionally, another fan told Muguruza that she wasn’t dominating anything either. “Honey you ain’t dominating s**t either. Take a seat!” they wrote.

Plenty of support for Garbine as well

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

On the other hand, there has been plenty of support for Garbine as well. A fan tried to point out what the Spanish star meant about the WTA, and not Serena Williams in particular. “Some people just read the headline and not the article. The women’s field is deep and strong. Anyone can win,” they said, referring to Garbine’s full comments.

 

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“I’m Serena’s biggest fan, but Muguruza is not wrong here,” another fan tweeted.

Clearly, Garbine Muguruza’s comments on Serena Williams have had an extremely polarizing effect on the tennis fraternity. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that in today’s world, context is everything.

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Do you agree or disagree with the World No. 3 star?

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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