“It Was A Special Memory”- Garbine Muguruza On Beating Serena Williams


Garbine Muguruza is shocked after beating Serena William at the 2016 Roland Garros Finals

Spanish Tennis Star Garbine Muguruza began playing tennis at the age of three with her brothers. Former World No.02 has won seven singles titles in the WTA tournaments. Muguruza had a major breakthrough in the 2016 Roland Garros which is a dream of Garbine. In the finals, She defeated the defending champion, Serena Williams, in straight sets.   

In a recent video conference with Junior Players(ITF), Garbine Muguruza Spoke about rivalry against Serena Williams at the 2016 French Open finals. At the event’s conclusion match, fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza overcame the top-seeded Serena Williams to lift her maiden Grand Slam title.

Garbine Muguruza and Serena Williams at 2016 Roland Garros

“When I was little I played a lot on clay and I always said Roland Garros is the most important tournament on clay. When that became a reality and especially to do it against Serena Williams in the final, which is the more difficult rival to beat, it was a special memory” Garbine Muguruza said to the emerging player during an interesting conversation.

“You Don’t Think About The Game All The Time” – Garbine Muguruza

It’s important to play tennis, but it’s just important to find balance and have fun along with it. World No.16 Muguruza is spending her free time cooking, dancing, reading, playing the guitar, and listening to music. Beyond the tennis, Spanishwoman climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest mountain) in November 2019.

Garbine Muguruza is having fun with herself

Once Muguruza leaves the tennis club anywhere in the world. She is finding a distraction from tennis through each and everything. “I walk around, watch a movie, talk to my team … you also don’t have to be thinking all the time about the game of the tournament while you rest. It is your free time. Once you enter the club, full concentration,” she added.

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