Garbiñe Muguruza (5th in the world, 28 years old) made history in Guadalajara after imposing against Anett Kontaveit by 6-3 and 7-5. The triumph makes her the first Spanish tennis player to conquer the WTA Finals. “Maybe from the outside it is less appreciated, but For us, the Maestra trophy is equivalent to a Grand Slam tournament“.
After the match, the Iberian admitted feeling relief when they won a big tournament again. “It’s a great feeling because I had spent time without lifting such an important trophy. These are the moments that we feed on, that feeling of finals and trophies, is so difficult, that when you do it, it is a relief,” he said at the end of his dream. from a year in which he climbed more than 10 positions in the rankings to return to the Top 3 after several seasons.
Muguruza, monarch of Roland Garros, in 2016, and Wimbledon, in 2017, accepted that when she started the week with a loss against Czech Karolina Pliskova, she considered giving everything, win or lose the following matches and ended with the title. “I have succeeded; it has been a week that when it started I said, I do not have them all with me, I have endured and I have stayed with the hope that I could and I have shown myself that I can”.
“I have not thought about the story because I did not want to get more nervous, I knew I had a lot of pressure. It’s great to have gotten this from the first Spanish woman with my name in history, “he added.
The number 5 in the world rankings recognized that the victory will allow her to start the 2022 season very motivated, where she will go through the Grand Slam tournaments that are missing, the Australian and United States Opens. “There are still some Big ones that I am missing. They are the most motivating tournaments. The ranking was already in its day, but it is that feeling of winning that drives me to be ambitious. “