Former world number one Garbine Murguruza says she’s feeling motivated to get back to the top of the woman’s game – adding she has nothing to prove.
Murguruza claimed her eighth career singles title last week in Dubai and in doing so, climbed to 13th position in the WTA rankings, the highest she’s been since October 2018.
Having previously won both the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, Murguruza knows what it takes to be at the very top and despite a difficult couple of years in the game, her mindset seems to be focused on the challenge ahead.
Currently in excellent form Murguruza is leading the WTA in match wins with an 18-4 record as well as most finals appearances this season, having reached the finals of both the Yarra Valley Classic and the Qatar Open and says she wants to continue this form all the way to the top.
“I’m very motivated,” Muguruza said, when asked to describe her current mood in the midst of this resurgent run of results. “I’ve been working hard, I have a good team around me.
“I feel it’s a good moment, a good moment in my career, with my age, with my knowledge, the things that I’ve achieved.
“I don’t think I have to prove no more that I can win a Grand Slam, that I can be No.1. This is over.
“Now is the time to just forget all those things that when you’re young you’re thinking, when am I going to win a Grand Slam? When am I going to No.2 or No.1? All of those things are gone already.
“Of course I want to be in those positions again but this is not the pressure anymore. I’ve done it and I want to do it again. That’s how I feel right now.”
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