Garbine Muguruza ‘excited’ to have WTA Finals staged in Mexico

Former world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza is excited that the 2021 WTA Finals will be staged in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

The 2021 WTA Finals were relocated from Shenzhen to Guadalajara since there won’t be any tennis tournaments taking place in Asia this year. 

“I’m very excited that they’re doing the Finals in Mexico and they’re giving an opportunity to Latin America to host such a big event,” Venezuala-born Muguruza said, per the WTA website. “I’m all in for it. I hope that develops more interest in tennis over there.”

Muguruza not feeling disappointed over not having the Asian swing this year. 

“It definitely changes the mindset because I was very used to having the Asian swing. It’s classic,” Muguruza said. “Personally, I love this change. I stayed in the US and I was just practicing. It was a continuation. Excited to be here in Chicago. Then we have one of our favorite tournaments, I feel like so many players love Indian Wells. It’s a great tournament to have at the end of the season and we all feel like we all want to go to the beach a little bit.”

Muguruza wants to end the season on a high 

“It’s already exciting that there’s going to be a Masters there whether I’m playing or not, but I want to be there,” Muguruza said. “It gives me extra motivation to do everything I can in these last few tournaments and yeah, let’s see.

“In my experiences and every time I played there the crowd is so invested, in any sport. They’re so happy there’s an event in their country and you can feel the support. It’s full of people and they’re really cheering for you and that’s something that I’ve personally seen at other tournaments that doesn’t happen, and they’re as big as the Masters. 

“I know that Mexico and Latin countries will not disappoint in that aspect. They’re going to be, like, fire there.”