Garbiñe Muguruza arrived at the Zapopán Pan American Tennis Center fifth in the world. She leaves third after proclaiming herself a teacher. She is only ahead of the Australian Ashleigh Barty (1,897 points) and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (695). On a podium in the classification that he had not enjoyed since July 18, 2018. A sign of the recovery of a tennis player who started the course 15th in the world.
“Go back to number one? I haven’t thought about it yet…” Garbiñe answered. before measuring up with Anett Kontaveit. SAYOn September 11, 2017, after conquering Wimbledon (in 2016 he had already won Roland Garros), he rose to the top of a ranking which took four weeks. Then came difficult years and at the end of 2019 it was 36th. It was then that she broke with coach Sam Sumyk and put herself in the hands of Conchita Martínez, who had collaborated with her during her victory at the All England.
“Now I have the experience of having been through good and bad times. I have more composure and feel much better prepared to manage the games and manage myself. “I have progressed,” she recalls when asked to compare herself to the Garbiñe of 2017.
Assaulting number one in the short term seems difficult. Ashleigh Barty, current Wimbledon champion, fell in the Australian Open in the quarterfinals and only defends 430 points. The Spanish did it in the round of 16 (240), but in Dubai she will have to defend the 1,000 of her title. But she is once again in a position to fight for the scepter.