“They are at the same level; it’s once in a lifetime the final in Mexico and I have taken personal, it is less historical than a ‘Grand Slam’, but for me it is very important and I feel on the track” he pointed.
This Sunday, Muguruza made two breaks at the beginning of each set to defeat Estonian Annet Kontaveit 6-4, 6-4 and qualify for the final of the so-called teachers’ tournament. The Spanish, champion of Roland Garros in 2016 and of Wimbledon in 2017, acknowledged having come out onto the court with the pressure of winning to be able to access the phase of the best four and celebrated the good performance with his serve. “My serve was important, breaking early in the two sets was the key today,” he said.
In the semifinals, Muguruza will face Paula Badosa, who rated Garbiñe As the model that followed as a professional. “It is nice that he has been able to notice me, although one does not think about those things. One does not think if he is inspiring people, but when they tell you it’s a great recognition“, I observe.
The 28-year-old player celebrated that a Spanish woman will be in the final, something that has not happened since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario he lost to the German Steffi Graff, in 1993. “It’s extraordinary, the last time was in the year I was born, we are making history and I am looking forward to being in the semifinal after a few years, “he added.
As he has done every day in front of the media, Garbiñe thanked the Mexican fans that have been delivered to her and she presumed that this has happened since the first time she came to the country, when she was not as well known as now. “I’ve always been very welcome,” he observed.
The Spanish recalled that women’s tennis is even, but in Guadalajara those classified to the semifinals have been the ones that they have better adapted hard city conditions of western Mexico, with a altitude of 1566 meters. “There are those that have adapted the most to the altitude,” he concluded.