Garbiñe Muguruza Announces Retirement: “It’s Time to Say Goodbye”

Tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza, former world number one, announced this Saturday (04/20/2024) her retirement from the circuit after fourteen months off the courts. “The time has come to say goodbye, it has been a long, beautiful career, but I feel that the time has come to retire,” Muguruza said at a press conference on the occasion of the Laureus awards, for which she is ambassador and which are awarded on Monday in Madrid.

“It is a decision that I have been making little by little,” he explained, specifying that “these months have been key.” Muguruza had not competed since January 2023 when he played his last official match in the Lyon tournament. His distance from his circuit is now absolute. “I haven’t gone back to a game, although I follow my teammates,” he said. “When I stopped competing, I returned home and I welcomed the rest with open arms. Every day that passed I felt better and I didn’t miss the discipline and difficulty of the life I led before, so it has been something progressive “said the athlete, born in Caracas 30 years ago.

“I have plans to start a family, to get married, to have a dog… To continue being involved in the world of tennis, I have also been doing things to try, I have been commentating, I have been very involved with my sponsors“he explained, insisting that “I’m not a person who wants to sit and do nothing, so little things will come up.” “In the end, professional tennis deprives you of many things, so you can make up for that lost time a little,” Muguruza said. .

The Spanish-Venezuelan puts an end to “25 years” since she started playing tennis at a very young age. Throughout her professional life, Muguruza has won ten titles, including Roland Garros in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, as well as the WTA finals in 2021. The tennis player, who reached number one in the ranking in September 2017, He claimed to have a special memory of his victory on the Wimbledon grass against Venus Williams. “We all dream of winning Grand Slams, being number one… I have achieved many of the dreams I had as a child, I have made my history that has been fantastic,” she concluded.

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2024-04-20 18:14:18
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