"She's not relaxed on the court"- Navratilova on Muguruza heading into the French Open

Martina Navratilova broke down the chances of Garbine Muguruza at the French Open with the Spaniard having a rather bad year so far.

Muguruza hasn’t been the same this year since winning the WTA Finals last November. She’s won back-to-back matches only once and withdrew from Miami, Charleston and the Billie Jean King Cup with a left shoulder injury. Consequently, the 28-year-old is the only former champion playing this week – in Rabat, Morocco.

On her, Navratilova said:

“Sometimes she looks relaxed when she’s playing, but for the most part she doesn’t. [Coach] Conchita [Martinez] has been able to relax her in the past. When Garbiñe won Wimbledon [in 2017], she just walked differently. She had this aura of I belong here and I own this. And now, even when she’s playing offensive, she looks defensive. Obviously, she’s not pleased with how it’s going. After winning the WTA Finals, I thought it was going to spring her.”

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