Garbiñe Muguruza confessed that he felt “very sad” when Wimbledon, one of his favorite tournaments, was canceled, and that in the future it will be “very hard to compete” without fans on the pitch, if the general situation of the pandemic continues.
This is how the double champion of the Grand Slam expresses herself in the last chapter of “Ready for Sport: The Series”. “It is a very important tournament for me: I made my debut, two finals and finally I got the trophy two years ago. It is very shocking to feel that we are all going to have to wait a little longer to play again.”
The Spanish born in Caracas, 16 in the world and who this year was a finalist in the Australian Open, has not competed since she was eliminated on February 27 in the quarterfinals of the Doha tournament by the Australian and world number one Ashleigh Barty by 6-1, 6-7 (3) and 6-2.
Since that game, which was then played with the public, Muguruza feels sorry for the lack of people on the courts. “I love the track. I love the crowd in the stands. It is what generates butterflies in my stomach, which makes me nervous. Go out and see thousands of people who have come expressly to see me play… I just love it, ”he says.
“It will be very hard to compete without ‘fans’. The fans are part of me, it is what motivates me to go out and compete. However, it is clear that we all have to adapt to circumstances and we are going to have to be humble and do whatever it takes to get back on track, ”he added.