Garbine Muguruza After Winning Beijing With New Coach Sam Sumyk: It Can Only Get Worse From Here!
by Tom Gainey | October 12th, 2015, 3:10 pm
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After a post-Wimbledon finals slump, Garbine Muguruza has shown once again that she’s one of the best tennis players in the world, and she has a new coach to thank. The 22-year-old added Sam Sumyk to her team just before the Asian swing and so far it’s paid off in a big way.

Two weeks ago under Sumyk she made the finals in Wuhan losing to Venus Williams. Then yesterday, she collected the biggest title of her career beating Timea Bacsinszky to win the Premier Mandatory event in Beijing.

“Well, I’m not going to say it’s bad,” she joked of the partnership. “It’s great. We were laughing. Now everything can be worse only.

“I’m really happy with how we working together. We’ll sit together after these Asia tournaments and we’ll talk about what we’re going to do. For sure I’m happy the way we’re working.

Sumyk used to coach Victoria Azarenka and most recently worked with Eugenie Bouchard. But the Frenchman has seemed to found a new home with Muguruza.

“I think he’s a very professional guy. He knows what it takes to be there,” Muguruza said. This is very important for me, to have somebody knows what I have to do and what I don’t have to do. Let’s see. It’s not official, but let’s see what happens.”

Muguruza’s run has moved her up to No. 4 in the world, and she could still even go higher at the Singapore WTA Finals.

“Definitely it’s a big achievement,” she said. “I think, you know, to see you are improving, also on the tennis side, but in the rankings, it’s that moment when there’s only three more in front of me. It feels good. It feels that you’re doing in a right way your things. I don’t know. Three more. Three more.”

And she knows that with all this newfound fame and success, she has to check herself.

“It’s a lot of things happening that I have to calm down now and really think about it because it’s a big achievement. Sometimes you’re like rushing everywhere, you’re not thinking. Now I’m able to rest couple of days and really think about what I’ve done and what I did good, not good, to learn. It’s amazing to be able to live this so fast.”


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2 Comments for Garbine Muguruza After Winning Beijing With New Coach Sam Sumyk: It Can Only Get Worse From Here!

izakwalz Says:

Oh yeah, I’m actually beginning to develop some inner belief that Muguruza might just be the one player who’ll actually reach the top and not falter like so many other’s that have been chosen by the tennis elites as the supposed next superstar. Although, I still have hopes that Kvitova will snap out of whatever has been holding her back physically from becoming the best player in the world which she should’ve already achieved 4 year’s ago had her illnesses not seriously hampered her results and what not. It’s going to be interesting to watch how it all play’s out over this upcoming year and to see whom will be the become the best player in the 2016 tennis season.


Wog Boy Says:

I like Muguruza, I really do, but she sometimes remands me on Ana Ivanovic with her mental breakdowns..particulary after playing one great set and the other one starts to unfolds bad for her, she is young she has to work on her mental part of game.

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