Muguruza retires at Volvo Car Open due to a knee injury
Garbine Muguruza appeared to be on a roll before sustaining a knee injury which forced her to retire in the 2nd set.
Garbine Muguruza has had a sensational 2021 year winning the most matches out of all players. Heading into the clay season, which is her preferred surface, it seemed like she was destined for more titles and wins. Today, at the Volvo Car Open it started off well.
She was on a roll against Putintseva from the start dominating the rallies, especially on her own serve. She lost only one point on her first serve en route to an easy 6-0 win in the opening set. Putintseva could not do much and she only won 8 points in the first set.
In the 2nd set, something appeared to be wrong with Muguruza who could not really match Putintseva in rallies as well as she used to in the first set. The Kazakhstani player broke her to take a 2-1 lead before Muguruza called for an off-court MTO. There appeared to be an issue with the knee but upon return, Muguruza looked better.
She pulled the break back and it seemed she would continue. In the next game at 40-40, she decided to retire which came as somewhat a surprise. It is not known whether the injury is severe but considering the upcoming clay season with the Madrid Open and Roland Garros not long after that it might have been precautionary retirement.
Stay with us as we will have more updates on the situation as soon as we have them. We hope the injury is not severe and that Garbine will be back in time for the Grand Slam.