Garbiñe Muguruza: ‘I’m excited to play with Nadal and Carla in Tokyo’

Garbiñe Muguruza will start the 2021 season playing the new WTA 500 in Abu Dhabi and he will do so by facing the French in the first round Kristina Mladenovic (50 WTA). The Spanish tennis player will also play the doubles competition as a couple with the American Jennifer brady.

Sara Sorribes and Paula Badosa They will also put a Spanish accent on the tournament. Sorribes will debut against Argentina Nadia podoroska, while the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova will be the rival of Badosa.

Garbiñe He landed in Abu Dhabi last night with his team. After passing the PCR and waiting in his room the 24 hours required by the local authorities, Garbiñe was able to train today for the first time, and he did it in a double session in the morning and afternoon with the Argentine Nadia Podoroska and the Russian Daria Kasatkina.

The preparation has been longer than normal. It was weird because we had to adjust to events. I am happy to compete again and to do it this time in Abu Dhabi ”, declared Muguruza before facing the tournament.

The Spanish player has been ambitious before starting the season. “The objectives for this season are the same as always. Win the greatest number of matches to play finals and win the trophy, the bigger the better”, Has warned.

Muguruza thanked the work done so that protocols are established that allow the practice of tennis. “The quarantine will be hard but I am excited that later we will live normally in Melbourne, and there will even be an audience ”, he thanked.

Garbiñe will face a year in which the four Grand Slam are expected to return to the calendar. Also, there will be another unmissable date for her. “The Games are a great goal for this year. In Rio we already tried to play with Nadal the mixed. It could not be in the end because it is difficult to play everything, but I hope it can happen in Tokyo because he is one of the best tennis players in history. I am also excited to make a doubles pair with Carla if she returns. I want to be in everything! We will see how everything develops ”, he warned.

For now, Muguruza is focused on her debut in Abu Dhabi, where one of the first tournaments of the year is played from January 6 to 13. “I don’t know what to expect from this week. We haven’t competed for a long time, so anything can happen. It came with many to start with. Hopefully everything goes well and I can win as many games as possible ”, Garbiñe closed.