Former World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza announces her retirement as she admits feeling “a little too young”

Garbine Muguruza hung up her racket as she wants to spend time with her family.

Former World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza announces her retirement as she admits feeling “a little too young”

Garbine Muguruza (Via Imago)

Garbine Murguza announced her retirement in a news conference on Sunday, confirming that she would not be returning from the extended break she had taken last year. At the age of 30, the Spanish-Venezuelan star has decided to end her remarkable career. 

Muguruza played her last match back in January 2023. After that, she decided to take an extended sabbatical from the sport to spend more time with her family and friends. Moreover, the Spaniard was also planning to get married during that time. After a year, she confirmed her retirement and wouldn’t be part of the ongoing circuit.

In an interview with Puntodebreak, the Spanish pro confirmed that she won’t compete again as she leaves behind a very inspired career, including two Grand Slam titles. Just as she wanted, she announced this decision with a big, wide smile on her face. She then revealed to the world what helped her come to this decision. 

Muguruza had said that ever since she took a break from tennis, she felt happy. Although the discipline in her life was lost, the break helped her realize what she wanted to do. She was rather happy with the decision and is looking forward to the next tournament. 

I wanted to tell you that the time has come to say goodbye. It has been a long, beautiful career, full of moments and anecdotes, I could tell a thousand. I feel that the time has come to retire, to open a new chapter of my life, a new era. The word 'retire' sounds strong: I'm still 30 years old, and I feel too young to use such a word (laughs), but I wanted to be brief and say it. I was nervous, now I feel good. 
Said Garbine Muguruza in an interview. 

Garbine Muguruza ends her great career, as she looks forward to the next phase of her life

Both her Grand Slam triumphs came against the in-form Williams sisters. In 2016, Muguruza beat Serena Williams for a maiden Grand Slam win and recorded her win against Venus Williams the next year.

Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza (Via Imago)
It's been 25 years since I started playing tennis. If you had told me I would achieve so much... I wouldn’t have believed it.. so many wins, being number one, Grand Slams... it's something incredible.
Said Garbine Muguruza in the interview.

Other than these two great wins, the Spaniard has many last appearances, other WTA titles, and even reached a career-high ranking of World No. 1.

Nevertheless, the Spaniard now has over 1000 ideas after the win, as she aims to make up. Moreover, the Spaniard also revealed wanting to spend more time with her family and friends, which ultimately helped her put a full stop to her career.

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