"Winning an Olympic medal is the greatest success" says Garbine Muguruza
The Spaniard got her best ever Olympic Games result in 2016 when she reached the quarterfinal. She is hoping to do better this time around as for her the Olympics are the pinnacle of sport. Speaking about how the games feel she said:
“It’s really different living in the Olympic village with the rest of the Spanish team and it took me a couple of days to get used to it, but it’s great precisely because it’s different. It’s every four years – in this case, five – and it’s like a gift to go back to the Games."
Muguruza explained that she enjoyed the experience despite it being very different to what she is used to:
"I enjoyed it, but Rio was my first Olympic experience and it was tough, but now I know how things are and I’m motivated and am very excited."
Asked what the Games represent to her she explained that winning a medal is the biggest success in tennis especially because you are representing your country:
“The greatest possible success – a medal is something unique in sport, I would love to have it. Also, you want to win a medal for your country, so you are no longer an individual. If I lose there, I lose with my team.”