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Tennis-Try it and try again — Muguruza focused on the success of the Australian Open

File Photo: Tennis-WTA Tour Finals-Pan American Tennis Center, Guadalajara, Mexico-November 17, 2021 Spain’s Garbinem Gruza celebrates after winning the final against Estonia’s Annette Contabat Reuters / Carlos Perez Gallardo

January 15, 2022

Melbourne (Reuters) – Galvinem Guruza’s defeat in the 2020 Australian Open final has made the Spaniards disastrous, but he feels pain and emotion every time he steps into the Rod Laver Arena to become Melbourne Park Champion. It doesn’t hurt her belief that she can.

Losing to Sofia Kenin in the final two years ago, the former world number one will be the first Grand Slam of the year as one of the favorite winners of the end-of-season WTA Finals in Mexico in November. ..

“It was so close to putting this grand slam in my pocket that I feel a lot of emotion when I step into Rod Laver’s court,” Muguruza told reporters on Saturday.

“I think I need to try as many times as I can.

“Yeah, why not try again? Of course, it’s complicated. You have to put together so many things. But I did it. More than ever, I did it. I believe we can do it again. “

Two Grand Slam champions, knocked out of the Sydney Tennis Classic by Daria Kasatkina on Thursday, said it was important to spend time off the court during the off-season.

“I think you prioritize regaining energy and refresh your thinking and everything,” she added. “It was a tough year for all of us.

“I skipped Adelaide. I usually like to play the first tournament of the year, but why not go to Sydney in this situation? Every week I adapt to my feelings. “

Muguruza, who launched the Australian Open campaign in Thailand in the first round with France’s Clara Burel on Tuesday, was also anxious to end the Novak Djokovic controversy.

“I think we could have avoided it all by vaccination and doing everything we needed to come to Australia, as before,” Muguruza said.

“Everyone knew the rules very clearly. You just have to follow them and that’s it. I don’t think it’s that difficult.

“We all want to move on and focus on the good parts.”

(Report by Aadi Nair in Bangalore, edited by Peter Rutherford)



Tennis-Try it and try again — Muguruza focused on the success of the Australian Open

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