Muguruza feels less pressure ahead of French Open
Paris, May 26: World No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain said on Friday that not being the French Open’s defending champion this year gave her a sense of peace.
Former Roland Garros champions Muguruza (2016) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (2009) are set to square off in the tournament’s first round; the two tennis pros’ seventh career encounter, with Muguruza leading the head-to-head series by a record of 5-1, reports Efe.
“This year is different from the previous, when I was the defending champion, I had a lot of pressure back then. I have also changed my mentality a little. This year I think I am more relaxed,” Muguruza said at a press conference ahead of the May 27 start of the Roland Garros.
Muguruza pointed out that despite not participating in many 2018 clay court matches, she still has a chance to win the tournament.
Muguruza also commented on United States’ Serena Williams’ return to tennis following her pregnancy.
“It is very good to have her (Serena) here, because she is a great competitor. She has got talent and confidence,” said the 24-year-old tennis star.
West Indies Players Fined For Slow Over-Rate During Latest Colombo ODI
After suffering a heartbreaking defeat against the hosts, Sri Lanka in the Colombo (SSC) ODI, West Indies players have been fined 40% of their match fees due to the slow over-rate incident. It was the first match of the three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka…
Sanjay Manjrekar Points Out The Difference Between Two Bowling Units in Wellington Test
While the Indian team is struggling from the day one of the ongoing Wellington Test, the former Indian cricketer and present commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar pointed out the difference between New Zealand and Indian bowling units. It is the first game of the two-match Test series…