The International Tennis Center of Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi will host the UAE’s first WTA 500 event starting January 5th. Seven top 20 players want to compete for the title, shape the game and get their first preparations ahead of their trip to Melbourne. Major season starting from February 8th.
The world’s No. 15 Garbine Mugurza should be one of his favorites as he concludes his pre-season training with Conchita Martinez and is looking for a strong start to the season. At a press conference, she from Caracas said she was feeling good ahead of her first test of the season and was looking for good results before heading to Melbourne.
In praise of the organizers, Garbine said he was not afraid of Melbourne’s quarantine, bubbles, practice games and official court action and had full confidence in Tennis Australia and its health measures. A year ago, the Spaniards produced the A game at the Australian Open, beating Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens and Simona Halep to advance to the fourth major final.
After a terrible run after Roland Garros 2019, it was surprising that Garvine returned to the fight in the biggest scene and his ranking improved.
Garbine Mugurza wants a title in Abu Dhabi.
The Spaniards lost to young American Sofia Kenin 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 and missed the opportunity to add a third major to her tally and couldn’t go to the end did.
Garbine got off to a promising start before Sophia dominated sets 2 and 3 and won her first major trophy. At the next event, Mugurza made it to the quarterfinals in Dubai and Doha and stayed home for the next six months thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Garbine returned to the best of Rome, reached the semi-finals and ended the season with the exit of the third round of the French Open. “I feel like I’m back again. I’m looking forward to the excitement of attending new events and new seasons.
I’m happy to welcome the audience to the Australian Open. And now I am motivated and happy to participate in all of them. I’m not worried about these times right now as I’ve returned to regular tennis on the tour and everyone is doing a great job putting this swing together.
A lot of attention is paid to details such as staying in the room and training with the same partner. You have to get ready before you go to Melbourne. The team puts it all together and Tennis Australia is doing a great job. We all know that it will be safe, “said Garbine Mugurza.
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“We will be safe in Australia, I’m not worried”
https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/WTA_Tennis/93913/garbine-muguruza-we-will-be-safe-in-australia-i-have-no-concerns-/ “We will be safe in Australia, I’m not worried”