The Japanese Naomi Osaka was crowned in Open the Australia, the first big title of the year. The Czech Barbora Krejcikovain Roland Garros. The Australian Ashleigh Bartyin Wimbledon. The British Emma Raducanuin it US Open. The Switzerland Belinda Bencicin the Tokyo Olympics. And, finally, the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruzain the WTA Finals. The six major trophies of 2021 have been awarded to six different tennis players from six different countries. The obvious proof of the enormous equality that prevails in the women’s circuit. At the close of the season, Spain He has taken a big piece of the cake. It had two bullets. One, that of Paula Badosa, which asks for a place among the greats. And another, Muguruza, who already knew what it was like to be among the greats, but needed to find his way back. She has done it. Garbiñe fasten the course with three more tournaments in his record, something he had never achieved, and with the title of teacher, the first individual for a Spanish tennis player. Along the way, the number three in the worlda good springboard to begin the reconquest of number one, to return to the throne where he already sat in 2017.
Muguruza arrived at this masters final with two contradictory precedents before Anett Kontaveit. Three days before, right here in Guadalajara Mexico), the Spanish had achieved a solid victory: 6-4 and 6-4. A month ago, in Moscow, it was the Estonian who won with overwhelming ease: 6-1 and 6-1. Symbolically, they are the two faces of Garbiñe in his career, capable of the best and the worst. It was necessary to check which face would appear in the title match. He looked like he was going to be its best version, which was the one that had been seen all week, but it had to be signed on the track. And she did it. Muguruza has regained confidence, the game… And the look of a champion. It is the most optimal way to end the campaign. Now he has a year on the horizon to confirm his progression. With an illustrious past behind us and a bright future ahead. The reconquest has begun.