“Physically It was Hard”: Garbine Muguruza Reacts After Finally Winning a Title on Her Third Attempt in 2021

Published 03/14/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
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)


After suffering defeats in two successive WTA finals in 2021, Garbine Muguruza has finally gotten her hands on her first title of the season. The Spaniard played some incredible tennis at the WTA Dubai 2021 and defeated Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3.

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It is a special moment for Garbine Muguruza as she’s won a WTA title almost after two years. Even though she has been playing some really amazing tennis lately, she was not able to lift titles. The drought finally ended when she won her 8th WTA title at the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021.

Muguruza expressed great joy and happiness in the post-match press conference. She highlighted that it is a big relief for her to lift the champion’s trophy after a series of failed attempts.

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

“It means a lot, it’s never easy to win titles,” began Muguruza. “It doesn’t happen often, and I’m excited that it happened now, after a few finals that didn’t go my way. A nice relief to be able to hold a champion’s trophy.”

The 2-time Grand Slam champion also explained that it was really a tough finale for her. She said that it could have gone either way.

“It was such a tight match. It could have gone either way. I feel like the finals are very hard, the two best players of that week, and I had to work hard for it tonight. Very happy about it,” added the Spaniard.

“I’m one of the players that can get the trophy”- Garbine Muguruza

Muguruza revealed that she always had the confidence in herself that she could win the title. She admitted that she had always believed that she was worthy of a title.

“I always believed every time that I go out there, I’m one of the players that can get the trophy. There is proof this week, yes, but I’ve always believed that, in good moments and in bad moments,” continued the 27-year-old player.

Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain returns the ball during her Women’s Singles first-round match against Nao Hibino of Japan. 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)

She also accepted that it is really tough to win titles on the WTA circuit these days. Thus, she is really happy and electrified as she was able to outplay some of the best players in the past few weeks.

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“You have all these opponents, having to play ten matches in a row, makes it difficult. It’s very hard, and I’m happy that I managed well. Physically it was hard but I was happy that I could handle that,” concluded Muguruza.

Muguruza has surely made her fans proud of her with her recent performances. She’ll now want to carry forward this momentum and target winning a Major in the 2021 season.

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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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