"I just want to do nothing": No grand plans from Garbine Muguruza amid retirement from tennis

Wednesday, 24 April 2024 at 20:00
Garbiñe Muguruza commented that she has no plans after announcing her retirement from the WTA Tour at the age of 30. The former world No. 1 stated that she 'just wants to do nothing' after a 12-year career, during which she captured 15 titles, including two Grand Slam titles.
The Spaniard became a legend of women's tennis as one of the most talented players in recent years. She claimed the 2016 French Open title against Serena Williams and the 2017 Wimbledon title against Venus Williams, becoming the only player in history to defeat both Williams sisters in a Grand Slam final.

Muguruza without major plans for the future

Muguruza had not competed for over a year, and there was uncertainty about whether she would return to the court. In 2023, she played in four tournaments and suffered four first-round defeats, prompting her to take a break from the sport. On Saturday, April 20th, Muguruza confirmed her retirement from professional tennis and revealed that she does not have a concrete plan for the future:
'People expect a great answer from me, I’m leaving tennis because I’m going to do this or that, I’m going to go into business, I’m going to develop a cookie – whatever it is,' Garbiñe Muguruza said. 'No. I’m leaving tennis because I’m looking forward to being with my loved ones, making a trip without my tennis racquets, probably building a family, getting a dog. I just want to do nothing,' she added.
She was also asked about starting a family, and she admitted that it is one of her desires: 'I do feel that woman power is great, but I feel bad to say sometimes that I want to be home and maybe have a family, take care of my kids,' she said.
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Muguruza at 2022 Australian Open
“It’s like bad nowadays to say something like that. It feels like always I have to say I want to be a businesswoman, I’m going to be a role model,” the Spaniard added. “My father always says to me, ‘Garbine, don’t forget to live life. You don’t have to be the queen of Spain – relax’."
"I felt very lucky to play tennis," she says. "It’s a popular sport and we have better sponsors, tournaments, more prize money. I’ve trained around many other athletes from different sports and I saw how hard it was for them. They didn’t have the same opportunities. I was like, ‘man, I don’t care if I’m criticised’. I’m so lucky.”

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