Impact, of the negative, in the WTA of Madrid. Garbiñe Muguruza, the great local favorite of the women’s team, has dropped out of the tournament due to an injury that has been dragging on in recent weeks and that has prevented her from arriving in time for the appointment she had with Sloane Stephens at the premiere.
“This is the worst news and the most painful decision that any player has to make,” said the number 13 in the WTA ranking. “We have been working hard to recover and be able to get to the tournament well, I came a week before to adapt because I really wanted to do well this year in Madrid, at home and in front of my audience. But the discomfort has returned and in the last resonance it was confirmed that I have not recovered 100% to compete and the medical recommendation is to stop ”.
“It is not an easy decision, and it is a great disappointment. I want to thank the tournament for all the effort they have made to make it possible for us to have this event this year under these circumstances. I hope it will be a great tournament and that the fans in Madrid and at home on TV can enjoy it. Next year I will try again with even more enthusiasm ”, concluded the Spaniard.
In her place comes Danka Konvinic from Montenegrin, who will be Stephens’ rival for a second-round spot.
Garbiñe, get well soon. It hurts as much as it does you and we were very excited to see you play in the Magic Box again 😘
– #MMOPEN (@MutuaMadridOpen) April 29, 2021