Garbine Muguruza has been one of the most consistent players on tour this season. The Spaniard won the Dubai Open title, and also finished as the runner-up at the Qatar Open 2021. However, the 27-year old had to withdraw from the Madrid Open, on account of a physical discomfort.
Muguruza had to withdraw from the third round of the Charleston Open, on account of an injury. She could not recover from her injury, and is still quite not at her 100%. Muguruza’s absence will be a major blow, given that she was the home favorite.
“This is the worst news and the most painful decision any player has to make,” said Muguruza. “We have been working hard to recover and be able to get to the tournament well, I came a week before to adapt because I really wanted to do well this year in Madrid, at home and in front of my audience,” she added.
“But the discomforts have returned and in the last resonance it has been confirmed that I have not recovered 100% to compete and the medical recommendation is to stop,” the Spaniard continued.
It is not an easy decision: Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza stated that it was not an easy decision to withdraw from the Madrid Open 2021. She also applauded the tournament directors for staging the event, despite the ongoing pandemic.
“It is not an easy decision, and it is a great disappointment. I want to thank the tournament for all the effort they have made to make it possible for us to have this event this year under these circumstances. I hope it will be a great tournament and that the fans in Madrid and at home on TV can enjoy it. Next year I will try again with even more enthusiasm,” Muguruza added.
Garbine Muguruza is expected to compete at the Italian Open next month, and hope to be at her 100% before the French Open. The Spaniard won the Roland Garros in 2016, and will hope to claim her second title in Paris this year.