“I didn’t even have the energy to eat”

“I remember that I didn’t even have the energy to eat. She was eating at the restaurant like a zombie, she was dead, out of everything. People think that after something like that it is normal to party or something to celebrate, but far from it. Later, yes, but at that impossible moment ”. This explains Garbiñe Muguruza how he spent the hours after the conquest of the Roland Garros title, when he was only 22 years old.

The Hispano-Venezuelan He has reviewed what it meant to win the French tournament, which is the dream of every tennis player but very special for a Spanish when playing on clay.

She did it in 2016, although it was difficult for her to assimilate, as she explains in an online talk organized by the prestigious French tournament.

“Growing up in Spain, playing on land, Roland Garros it is the dream of every child. The Spaniards who have won it, when you are training tell you ‘imagine that it is the point of the Roland Garros tournament’, since childhood you have these messages ”, he explains in statements collected by Europa Press.

Garbiñe Muguruza continues to alternate work and leisure at her home in Geneva, where she remains confined by the COVID-19 pandemic

“I always dreamed of winning it and every year I saw that it was improving, also in the tournament it was better every year and suddenly, final and title. The best possible final against Serena and I played an incredible match. After two weeks of the tournament you are empty and you have to fulfill many commitments. People ask me if I finished with Paris and I barely had the energy to have dinner ”, confessed the player about her first Grand Slam.

Then would come Wimbledon to establish itself as one of the best tennis players of our time. “I played fast again but it was a weird feeling, it took a while, even when I got back on the court I was like‘ wow I won a ‘Grand Slam’. It took me a couple of weeks to assimilate that it was true. It gives you the confidence that you can do it, it is proof that you could ”, he relates.

Wimbledon 2017. Garbiñe Muguruza is our Wimbledon salad bowl trophy.
Wimbledon 2017. Garbiñe Muguruza is our Wimbledon salad bowl trophy.