Garbiñe Muguruza Takes Another Turn At The Open

After winning Wimbledon only a short time ago, Garbiñe Muguruza attitude heading into the US Open may surprise you.

She is okay with not winning the last Grand Slam of the year.

During a promotional event for Babolat to launch the new Pure Drive racquet on Friday, Muguruza spoke about where her head is at heading into her least successful Grand Slam event.

“I’ve never done really well here in New York,” said Muguruza. “But we can change that. Every year I come here I can change that and hopefully this time is the time.”

Muguruza, whose best finish at the US Open is a second-round exit (2015, 2016,) feels confident in her play and that she can turn the tide of her US Open career. But, there is a lot of pressure on the 23-year old from Venezuela.

“I feel the pressure of course, and there is pressure on me,” said Muguruza. “But I like to feel like this.”

Despite coming off of a Grand Slam win at Wimbledon (and the French Open in 2016,), it isn’t win-or-bust for one of the best women’s players in the game.

“I don’t have really big expectations, so I am going to take it very relaxed,” spoke Muguruza calmly. “In the past, it has been crazy, but, I’m calm!

“I’ll be happy to go out there and give my best,” said Muguruza. “I rather of course win, as that is the whole point, but I will be happy to give my best effort, and that is it.”

When asked if there is one person she feared in the tournament, Muguruza gave an honest and typical answer.

“I don’t know,” pondered Muguruza. “Last week I played all of them, and I don’t really care. The top players I guess. It would be my goal to end the year as number one as that is a great goal as a sports person.”

Murguruza opens her 2017 US Open campaign as the #3 seed against American Varvara Lepchenko on Monday as the 11:00 am ET match on Arthur Ashe.

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