145 Facts About Garbine Muguruza


Garbine Muguruza Blanco is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player.

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Garbine Muguruza has a career-high singles ranking of world No 1 by the Women's Tennis Association, and a career-high doubles ranking of world No 10.

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Garbine Muguruza has won ten singles titles, including two majors at the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2021 WTA Finals.

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Garbine Muguruza defeated then-world No 1 Serena Williams in the second round of that year's French Open en route to the quarterfinals.

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In 2015, Garbine Muguruza reached her first major final at the Wimbledon Championships, where she lost to Serena Williams.

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Garbine Muguruza then won her maiden Premier-level crown by winning the 2015 China Open, and qualified for her first WTA Finals in singles, losing to Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals.

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Garbine Muguruza has been successful in doubles, winning five titles, finishing runner-up at the 2015 WTA Finals and reaching the 2014 French Open semifinals, all partnering Carla Suarez Navarro.

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Garbine Muguruza was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on 8 October 1993 to her Venezuelan mother, Scarlet Blanco, and her Basque father Jose Antonio Muguruza, who hails from Azkoitia in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country.

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Garbine Muguruza has two elder brothers named Asier and Igor, and has dual Spanish-Venezuelan citizenship.

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At the Australian Open, Garbine Muguruza made it into the main draw after several players withdrew that did not pass into the qualifying match, she lost to Serena Williams in straight sets in the second round.

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Garbine Muguruza was then awarded a main-draw wildcard into the Miami Open once more where she matched last year's result, recording wins over Katerina Siniakova, 23rd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki en-route to the round of 16 where she lost to fifth seed Li Na.

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Garbine Muguruza continued to train by hitting groundstrokes sitting down.

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Garbine Muguruza ended that year as the world No 63 in singles and No 153 in doubles.

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Garbine Muguruza began the 2014 season with a quarterfinal appearance at the Auckland Open, where she lost to former world No 1 and eventual runner-up, Venus Williams.

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At the Australian Open, Garbine Muguruza recovered from a set down to defeat tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki in three sets to reach the fourth round for the first time where she lost in straight sets to the fifth seed, Agnieszka Radwanska.

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Garbine Muguruza then lost in the second round at Indian Wells and Miami, after receiving opening-round byes, but did reach the quarterfinals of the latter event in doubles where she and her partner, Carla Suarez Navarro lost in three sets to the 8th seeds, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears.

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Garbine Muguruza recovered from her first-round defeat at the Monterrey Open by reaching the semifinals of the Marrakech Grand Prix where she lost to the eventual champion, Maria Teresa Torro Flor in straight sets.

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At the Madrid Open, Garbine Muguruza lost in the second round to former US Open champion, Samantha Stosur but reached the final of the doubles event with Carla Suarez Navarro where they lost in straight sets to the second seeded Italians, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.

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Garbine Muguruza reached the semifinals of the doubles event with Suarez Navarro, where the pair lost in three sets to the top seeds and eventual champions, Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei.

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At the Wimbledon Championships, Garbine Muguruza was seeded 27th but was upset by Vandeweghe in the first round, in three sets.

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Garbine Muguruza began the North American hard-court season at the Stanford Classic.

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Garbine Muguruza defeated sixth seed and defending champion, Dominika Cibulkova, in three sets and unseeded Daniela Hantuchova to reach the quarterfinals where she lost in straight sets to the third seed Angelique Kerber.

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At the following week's Canadian Open, Garbine Muguruza overcame Canadian qualifier Stephanie Dubois in the first round before falling in three sets to fourth seed Maria Sharapova.

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At the Cincinnati Open, Garbine Muguruza lost in the first round to German qualifier Annika Beck but reached the quarterfinals in doubles where she and Suarez Navarro lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm and Andrea Hlavackova, in straight sets.

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Garbine Muguruza began the Asian swing by competing at the Pan Pacific Open.

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Garbine Muguruza defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, fourth seed Jelena Jankovic and Casey Dellacqua en route to the semifinals where she fell in three sets to the second seed and eventual runner-up, Caroline Wozniacki.

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Garbine Muguruza reached the final of the doubles event with Suarez Navarro, defeating Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova, Jarmila Gajdosova and Arina Rodionova and the second seeds, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears en route before losing to the top seeds, Cara Black and Sania Mirza in straight sets.

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Garbine Muguruza next competed at the inaugural edition of the Wuhan Open, where she reached the third round of the singles, defeating Maria Teresa Torro Flor and world No 2, Simona Halep, en route and the second round of the doubles with Suarez Navarro after defeating Torro Flor and Silvia Soler Espinosa in the first round but was ultimately forced to withdraw from the event due to gastritis.

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At the following week's China Open, Garbine Muguruza suffered a three-set first-round loss to Ekaterina Makarova but reached the quarterfinals of the doubles event with Suarez Navarro.

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Garbine Muguruza finished the year ranked at career-high rankings of world No 21 in singles and No 16 in doubles.

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The following week, Garbine Muguruza chose not to defend her title at the Hobart International and competed at the Sydney International instead, where she reached the quarterfinals, defeating Agnieszka Radwanska for the first time in her career en route.

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At the Dubai Championships, Garbine Muguruza reached her first Premier-5 semifinal in singles, defeating qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova, 12th seed Jelena Jankovic, fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska and 13th seed and doubles partner Suarez Navarro before falling to the 17th seed and eventual runner-up, Karolina Pliskova, in three sets.

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Garbine Muguruza reached the final of the doubles with Suarez Navarro.

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Garbine Muguruza reached the second round of the three clay-court events that she competed in leading into the French Open.

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Garbine Muguruza lost to second seed Simona Halep in Stuttgart, Kristina Mladenovic in Marrakech and the eventual finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova in Madrid.

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Garbine Muguruza made a poor start into the grass-court season, losing in the first round of the Birmingham Classic and the third round of the Eastbourne International after a first-round bye.

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At the Wimbledon Championships, Garbine Muguruza defeated tenth seed Kerber in the third round, 5th seed Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round, 15th seed Timea Bacsinszky in the quarterfinals and 13th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals to advance to her maiden major final.

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Garbine Muguruza played against world No 1, Serena Williams, for the title, but lost in straight sets.

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Garbine Muguruza kicked off the Asian swing at the Pan Pacific Open where she advanced to the last eight after defeating Barbora Strycova before losing to eventual finalist Belinda Bencic, in straight sets.

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At the Wuhan Open, Garbine Muguruza cruised into her second straight quarterfinal at the event after dispatching Sloane Stephens and Ana Ivanovic.

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Garbine Muguruza then went on to defeat the likes of Anna Karolina Schmiedlova and Kerber to reach the final where she faced Venus Williams but was forced to retire in the second set with an ankle injury.

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Garbine Muguruza was able to crack the top 5 for the first time in her career after the tournament's conclusion.

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At the China Open, Garbine Muguruza breezed by Irina Falconi before going the distance against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Garbine Muguruza will be the first Spaniard to compete at the year-end championships since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 2001.

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Garbine Muguruza then beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Radwanska to advance to her maiden Premier Mandatory final.

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Garbine Muguruza went on to defeat Bacsinszky in straight sets to claim her first Premier Mandatory title and her biggest title of her career.

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Garbine Muguruza then traveled to Singapore for the 2015 WTA Finals, where she went undefeated in the round-robin play, beating Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, and Lucie Safarova.

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Garbine Muguruza then lost to eventual champion Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals.

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Garbine Muguruza competed in doubles in Singapore, where she and Suarez Navarro reached the final.

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Garbine Muguruza started her year at Brisbane International, when she already had to retire in her first match of the tournament due to plantar fasciitis.

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At the Fed Cup, Garbine Muguruza helped in Spain's tie against Serbia with wins over Ivana Jorovic and Jelena Jankovic.

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At the Dubai Championships, Garbine Muguruza suffered another early loss as she fell to eventual semi-finalist Elina Svitolina.

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Garbine Muguruza reached the fourth round but lost to the Indian Wells and eventual champion Victoria Azarenka in two tiebreakers.

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Garbine Muguruza kicked off the clay court season by participating the Fed Cup against Italy.

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Garbine Muguruza scored wins against Francesca Schiavone and No 7, Roberta Vinci, to help Spain enter the World Group next year.

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Garbine Muguruza reached her second quarterfinals of the season where she lost to Petra Kvitova.

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Garbine Muguruza then went on to reach her first WTA semifinals of the season in Rome, after defeating top ten opponent Timea Bacsinszky in quarterfinals, but lost to Madison Keys in straight sets.

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At the French Open, Garbine Muguruza turned her season around, unexpectedly capturing her first major title.

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Garbine Muguruza lost the first set against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in her first-round match but won in three sets.

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Garbine Muguruza marked 14 straight sets won, after losing the first she played.

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Garbine Muguruza is the first Spanish female player to win a major title since Sanchez Vicario in 1998.

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Garbine Muguruza returned to grass for Wimbledon as the second favorite with the chance to usurp the top ranking from Williams while being heralded as the leader of the next generation, following Williams' recent slump in tournament finals.

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Unable to defend her finalist points from the previous year, Garbine Muguruza regressed to world No 3 at the end of the tournament.

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At the Rio Olympic Games, Garbine Muguruza arrived as one of the favorite players to win in the women's singles tennis event.

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Garbine Muguruza defeated Andreea Mitu of Romania and Nao Hibino of Japan to progress to the third round.

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Garbine Muguruza was in the mixed doubles tournament alongside Rafael Nadal, but withdrew at the decision of Nadal, who was already playing both the men's singles and doubles.

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Garbine Muguruza did not have much success during the US Open Series, either.

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Garbine Muguruza did not fare well during the Asian Swing, with early round losses at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, the Wuhan Open, and the China Open in Beijing.

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The loss in Beijing was significant, because Garbine Muguruza was the defending champion, and she therefore dropped in ranking after the tournament.

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Garbine Muguruza was defeated in the round robin stage, her only win coming from a three-set match against Svetlana Kuznetsova.

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Garbine Muguruza started the season at the Brisbane International, being the No 4 seed.

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Garbine Muguruza made a run to the semifinals after three-set wins over Sam Stosur and Daria Kasatkina, and a straight sets win over Svetlana Kuznetsova.

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Garbine Muguruza then retired in the first set of her semifinal match against Alize Cornet due to injury.

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At the Australian Open, Garbine Muguruza beat Marina Erakovic, Samantha Crawford, Anastasija Sevastova and Sorana Cirstea en route to her first quarterfinal at the tournament.

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Garbine Muguruza then played the Fed Cup quarterfinals, where she beat Barbora Strycova in three sets before losing to Karolina Pliskova.

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Garbine Muguruza then retired in her first match at Dubai against Kateryna Bondarenko, due to injury.

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Garbine Muguruza then lost to world No 3, Karolina Pliskova, in two tiebreaks.

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Garbine Muguruza suffered early losses at the start of the clay-court season, losing in her opening matches in Stuttgart and Madrid to Anett Kontaveit and Timea Bacsinszky, respectively.

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Garbine Muguruza bounced back in Rome by reaching the semifinals, before she had to retire against Elina Svitolina in the first set due to a neck injury.

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Garbine Muguruza entered the French Open as the defending champion, where she reached the fourth round, losing to home favourite Kristina Mladenovic, in three sets.

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In that game against Mladenovic, Garbine Muguruza had to face an extremely unfavorable crowd as well, almost bordering on unsportmanship-like behavior, since most of her unforced errors were celebrated not only by Mladenovic but by the crowd too.

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Garbine Muguruza followed that with a second round exit at the Eastbourne International, losing to Barbora Strycova.

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Garbine Muguruza then faced the previous year's runner-up and world No 1, Angelique Kerber, eventually beating her in three sets.

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Garbine Muguruza then defeated 7th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and then 87th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova, both in straight sets, to advance to her second Wimbledon final.

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Garbine Muguruza started her hard court summer in Stanford, beating Kayla Day and Ana Konjuh before losing in the semifinals to Madison Keys.

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Garbine Muguruza next travelled to Toronto for the Rogers Cup, and recorded wins over Kirsten Flipkens and Ashleigh Barty.

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Garbine Muguruza won two tough three set matches against Madison Keys and Svetlana Kuznetsova to make it to the semifinals.

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Garbine Muguruza entered the US Open as a contender for the No 1 WTA rankings.

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Garbine Muguruza beat Rybarikova in a rematch of the Wimbledon semifinal to reach the fourth round of the US Open for the first time, where she lost to Petra Kvitova in straight sets.

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Garbine Muguruza then lost in the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open to Jelena Ostapenko and retired in the first round of the China Open to Barbora Strycova after losing eight of the first nine games.

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Garbine Muguruza was seeded second at the WTA Finals and was drawn in the red group alongside Karolina Pliskova, Venus Williams and Jelena Ostapenko.

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Garbine Muguruza won her first match against Ostapenko in straight sets before losing to Pliskova, winning two games in both sets.

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Garbine Muguruza then faced Williams for a place in the semifinals but ended up losing in straight sets.

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Garbine Muguruza started the season at the Brisbane International, where she was the top seed.

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Garbine Muguruza had served for the match in the second set, and the retirement marked the third straight year she had succumbed to injuries at Brisbane.

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Garbine Muguruza then took a wildcard into the Sydney International, where she was the top seed.

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Garbine Muguruza led by a set and a double break, but eventually succumbed in three sets.

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Garbine Muguruza had served for the match in the second set and held a match point, but was forced into a decider.

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Garbine Muguruza then played in Madrid where she lost in third round to Daria Kasatkina.

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In Rome, Garbine Muguruza had bye in first round and in second round she lost to Daria Gavrilova.

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Garbine Muguruza started grass-court season as the top seed in Birmingham, where she lost in second round to Barbora Strycova.

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At Wimbledon, defending champion Garbine Muguruza was eliminated in the second round by Belgian world No 47, Alison Van Uytvanck, and thus suffered the earliest defeat of a defending women's champion at the All England Club since Steffi Graf lost in the first round in 1994.

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Garbine Muguruza finished her 2018 season with her ranking at a low of 18.

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On 15 August 2018, Hopman Cup organizers announced that Garbine Muguruza will represent Spain at the 2019 edition alongside David Ferrer.

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Garbine Muguruza would go on to lose in the first round of the US Open that year.

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Garbine Muguruza began the new season with a semifinal appearance in Shenzhen, losing to eventual champion Ekaterina Alexandrova.

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Garbine Muguruza next participated at Dubai, where she defeated Kim Clijsters and Veronika Kudermetova, before being defeated by Jennifer Brady in the quarterfinals, and lost in the quarterfinals of Doha to world No 1, Ash Barty, after defeating Daria Kasatkina, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Dayana Yastremska.

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Garbine Muguruza next participated at Rome, where she defeated Sloane Stephens, Coco Gauff, Johanna Konta, and Victoria Azarenka, before losing in three sets to the eventual champion, Simona Halep.

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Garbine Muguruza began her season at Abu Dhabi, where she scored wins over Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Kristina Mladenovic before losing to Maria Sakkari, in straight sets.

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At the Australian Open, Garbine Muguruza continued her run of good form with dominant wins over Margarita Gasparyan, Liudmila Samsonova, and Zarina Diyas to make her third consecutive second-week appearance at the Australian Open.

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Garbine Muguruza then played the Qatar Open where she defeated in-form Russian Veronika Kudermetova, upset third seed and defending champion Aryna Sabalenka and avenged her Abu Dhabi loss to Maria Sakkari to make the semifinals.

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Garbine Muguruza was due to face Victoria Azarenka, but Azarenka withdrew due to a back injury.

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Garbine Muguruza then faced Petra Kvitova in a rematch of the 2018 final but was unable to avenge that defeat and was crushed in straight sets.

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Garbine Muguruza then came from a set and a break down to repeat her Doha victory over Aryna Sabalenka to reach her third Dubai semifinal.

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Garbine Muguruza then defeated in form tenth seed Elise Mertens in two tight sets to reach her second consecutive final and her third of the year where she defeated Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets for the title.

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Garbine Muguruza then competed at the Miami Open and lost to Bianca Andreescu in the fourth round in three sets.

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Garbine Muguruza then entered the Italian Open losing to Elina Svitolina in straight sets, after winning her first two rounds.

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Garbine Muguruza began her campaign with straight-set wins over Donna Vekic in the first round and Andrea Petkovic in the second round, which gave her her first win over Petkovic in their head-to-head record.

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Garbine Muguruza then defeated 2020 US Open runner-up Azarenka in three sets before getting knocked out by Krejcikova in the fourth round, after Krejcikova called a controversial off-court medical time-out in the second set.

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Garbine Muguruza had two straight-set wins over Ann Li and Mai Hontama in the second round and quarterfinals, respectively, but received two walkovers from Azarenka and Marketa Vondrousova in the third round and semifinals, respectively, to reach the final.

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Garbine Muguruza took on her last tournament of the year at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow and won over Tereza Martincova in three sets in the second round before she was a dealt a straight-set breadstick defeat by eventual champion Anett Kontaveit in the quarterfinals.

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Garbine Muguruza reached the semifinals stage defeating Anett Kontaveit ending her 12 match-winning streak.

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Garbine Muguruza defeated Paula Badosa in an all Spanish semifinal to reach the year-end tournament final for the first time in her career and to become the first Spanish player to reach the singles final since 1993.

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Garbine Muguruza began her season at the Sydney International where she was the second seed.

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Garbine Muguruza entered the Australian Open as the third seed and beat Clara Burel, in straight sets, in the first round.

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Garbine Muguruza was upset in the second round with a straight-sets loss to world No 61, Alize Cornet.

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At Dubai, Garbine Muguruza defeated Katerina Siniakova in the first round, before being defeated in the second round by Veronika Kudermetova.

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Garbine Muguruza reached her second quarterfinal of the year in Doha, defeating Sorana Cirstea and Madison Brengle before being defeated in straight sets by Jelena Ostapenko.

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At the US Open, Garbine Muguruza reached the third round after defeating Clara Tauson and qualifier Linda Fruhvirtova in straight sets.

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Garbine Muguruza ended her disappointing season on a sad note after withdrawing from Guadalajara Open due to illness.

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Garbine Muguruza is an aggressive all-court player, whose game is centered around her flat, powerful groundstrokes.

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Garbine Muguruza's forehand is powerful, and is similarly hit flat, but has been noted for its inconsistency.

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Under the coaching of Martinez, Garbine Muguruza's forehand has shown improvements, making the shot more reliable and less erratic.

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Garbine Muguruza's second serve has been known for its inconsistency, with Muguruza typically committing a significant number of double faults in any given match.

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Garbine Muguruza's second serve has begun to show improvements whilst being coached by Conchita Martinez, meaning that doubles faults are becoming more infrequent; greater applications of topspin prevent opponents from attacking her second serve.

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Garbine Muguruza neutralises powerful first serves, and attacks short second serves, typically hitting a large number of return winners in any given match.

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Since working with Martinez, Garbine Muguruza has shown improvements to her movement and stamina, allowing her to counterpunch effectively, blending offence and defence effectively, constructing points until she creates the opportunity to hit low-risk winners.

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Garbine Muguruza is known for her inconsistency, often losing matches to players ranked several players below her; this has been attributed to both her risky playing style, and an occasionally fragile mentality.

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Garbine Muguruza's mentality has improved since beginning to work with a sports psychologist in 2020.

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Garbine Muguruza's game is aided by her ability to move and slide on clay, and her success on the surface reflected by her prowess at Roland-Garros, where she reached the second week every year from 2014 to 2019, and being crowned champion in 2016.

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Garbine Muguruza was coached by Alejo Mancisidor from 2010 to 2015, but she then hired Sam Sumyk in 2015.

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Garbine Muguruza has been endorsed by Adidas for clothing, footwear, and apparel since 2012, and frequently wears the range designed by Stella McCartney.

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Garbine Muguruza was named the ambassador for Mazda Spain in June 2014 and for BBVA bank in December 2014.

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In June 2017, shortly before winning her first Wimbledon women's singles crown, Garbine Muguruza announced that she had become an Ambassador for the international education NGO Room to Read.

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Garbine Muguruza announced plans to help the organisation to grow its impact in two focus areas of early grade literacy and equal access to secondary education for girls.

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