Garbiñe Muguruza has decided to turn the wheel of his career and his season and this Tuesday has announced the end of his professional relationship with his coach, Sam Sumyk. Four years after the Spanish and the American began to work together, the poor results reaped this season have ended the relationship.
The blushing defeat in the first round of Wimbledon against Beatriz Haddad Maia, number 121 in the world, has precipitated the break with a Sumyk who arrived in 2015 to the body of work of the Spanish.
The decision has been announced by Muguruza herself through social networks with a brief message. «A few words to announce the end of an extraordinary adventure. 2 Grand Slam and N1 World. More than grateful for these 4 years. Thanks Sam ", published the natural player of Caracas.
A few words to announce the end of an Extraordinary adventure. 2 Grand Slam and N1 World. More than grateful for these 4 years. Thanks Sam
– Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) July 9, 2019
Sumyk started working with Muguruza in September 2015, after having been coach of Belarusian Victoria Azarenka between 2010 and 2015 and of the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in 2015. The American replaced the Spanish Alejandro Mancisidor in front of Muguruza, after this It would have taken him to his first Grand Slam final, just a few months earlier at Wimbledon.
Together with Sumyk the best years of Muguruza appeared. He conquered the Roland Garros tournament in 2016, his first 'major', followed by Wimbledon, in 2017, although Sumyk did not sit on the Muguruza bench for personal reasons and was replaced by Conchita Martínez. That same year he was proclaimed for the first time in his career number one in the world, after winning the tournament in Cincinnati. The Sumyk-Muguruza union also won three other titles: Beijing 2015 and Monterrey in 2018 and 2019.
However, this relationship has been eroding with the passage of time and the misunderstandings within the track, with sonorous fights between both, have joined the poor results of recent years. The early and unexpected defeat in the first round of Wimbledon has ended up giving the finishing touch.
Since Muguruza ascended to the first step of the WTA ranking in September 2017, his tennis has dissipated and the triumphs of the past have remained in that, in the past. Since then, Muguruza has reached three second rounds of Grand Slam, three eighths of a final, a semifinal and a first round. A few records far from what was expected to be the great dominator in the world circuit after Serena Williams.
This slump in the Grand Slam has not been translated into a regularity in the smaller tournaments and its ranking has sunk to the 27th place, its worst position since July 2014.
After falling in Wimbledon and being questioned by a possible change in his team, Muguruza left doubts. "I do not know and I do not want to talk about this now," snapped the Spaniard. Days later, the divorce with Sumyk is a fact and the search for his substitute, a reality.
For the moment, his next stop on the calendar is the San Jose tournament, which starts on July 29, in preparation for the next US Open.
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