Garbiñe Muguruza will have the opportunity this morning (02:30, La1 and DAZN) to conquer a title, that of teacher, that no Spanish player has. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario It was the one that was closest, when she fell in the 1993 final against the German Steffi Graf at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Catalan was in 13 editions of the cup of the eight best. Conchita Martínez, at 12 but he never reached the title match. Manolo Orantes (1976) and Alex Corretja (1998) do have the masculine one.
Garbiñe will face the Greek Maria Sakkari (1-1 in the face to face) or Estonian Anett Kontaveit (3-2) whom he defeated in the group stage when he was only worth winning to go to the semifinals.
“Hopefully I can be the teacher!” She exclaimed after beating Paula Badosa by a double 6-3. “This title is at the same level as a Grand Slam. During the tournament, the work of a long time has come out and I am in a good position to give the final blow and close a super season “, he wished after stating that he had played his” best game “in Guadalajara. This course, he won the titles in Dubai and Chicago and, above all, has found greater consistency.
The 28-year-old from Caracas started the fifth tournament in the world and thanks to the victory over Badosa she will finish it three, whatever happens in the final. In January it was the 15th. “The difference is the years of experience and composure“, he pointed out about the level he showed. A player who remembered that of 2017: he has already 41 victories for 17 defeats and He had not passed 40 since that magical year in which he conquered Wimbledon and number one.
“I have progressed. I have been restrained in the celebration out of respect for Paula. I have one game left and I know it will be very difficult. I want to be focused and not let go”He noted about his performance over the week. It is the fourth time she has played the WTA Finals and in her debut, in 2015, she reached the semifinals. “I have more experience and playing in Mexico is something that is motivating me more. It is not Singapore. This is like playing at home.“The champion of two Grand Slams (Roland Garros 2016 and Wimbledon 2017) said happily with a smile on her mouth. She is one match away from giving the bell again.