WTA Finals 2021 champion and 2-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza had a successful ending to her 2021 season as she won another massive trophy in Mexico, her first ever year-end championship crown. Muguruza became the first-ever Spanish woman to win the title.
Muguruza had a good start to the season but saw a little dip in her form. But a late charge during the US Open leg series followed by consistent performances in the fag end of the season saw her entering the WTA Finals where she went on to win the title despite having lost her first round-robin match.
Muguruza’s grand slam victories came at the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon. She came close to her maiden Australian Open title but lost in the finals to Sofia Kenin in the 2020 Australian Open. At the US Open, she matched her best result by reaching the 4th round in 2021 after having reached the Round of 16 stage earlier in 2017 as well.
It’s always something I wanted to do. Especially when I played the final in Australia last year which is a Grand Slam tournament that I haven’t won yet. Yes, I would like to complete the loop of the Grand Slams. Any tennis player would, right? But it’s a goal to have and one that could allow me to stay at the top of tennis. We compete for trophies. This is still my goal,” said Muguruza who has eyes set on a Career Grand Slam as reported by Welovetennis.fr.
Garbine Muguruza finished the season with a 42-17 record
Muguruza won 3 titles this year with a WTA-1000 title in Dubai in the first half of the season being her first title of the year. She then had to wait till October for her second title, the WTA-500 event in Chicago. These wins and some good run saw the Spaniard enter the WTA Finals as the 6th seed where she won 2 of the 3 round robin matches followed by straight-set wins in the semis and the finals.
Muguruza finishes the season with a 42-17 record having a 4-2 record on grass, 1-1 on indoor hardcourts, 3-3 on claycourts and a 34-11 record on outdoor hardcourts. She also rises to World No. 3 in the year-end rankings and will be one of the favourites at the upcoming 2022 Australian Open.