Former World No.1 Garbine Muguruza has withdrawn from the upcoming WTA 1000 event in Indian Wells. Muguruza, who is now ranked at No 87 and set to exit the top-100 next Monday, started the 2023 season with four consecutive first-round losses.
In late January, Muguruza suffered a Lyon first-round defeat against Linda Noskova. After losing in Lyon and falling to a 0-4 record in 2023, Muguruza pulled out of Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai. Now, Muguruza is also out of the Indian Wells qualifying event.
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Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam champion, had a rough 2022 season, in which she went 12-17. After a difficult 2022 season, she also got off to a rough start to the 2023 season.
The Spaniard was in Abu Dhabi but then pulled out on the day of her first-round match due to personal reasons. Furthermore, her withdrawal from Doha "due to personal reasons" was probably an indication that Muguruza decided to take a break from tennis and do some reflecting and analysis before returning to action. It remains to be seen when will Muguruza be ready to play again