Watch Garbine Muguruza’s Celebrate Her 22nd Birthday With This Most-Excellent Racquet Smash [Video]
by Tom Gainey | October 8th, 2015, 10:22 am

No sooner than the commentator brought up Garbine Muguruza’s placid demeanor, did the Spaniard unleash a furious racquet smash today in Beijing.

The smash turned out to fire up Muguruza who was down 5-1 at the time in the first set. While she lost the opener, she went on to take the match over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.

The win also qualified the Wimbledon finalist into the WTA Finals in Singapore.

“I was really nervous before the match, because I knew I could get to Singapore and it was also my birthday,” said Muguruza who turned 22 today. “I’m relieved to have made it to Singapore, but I still want to do well in Beijing.”

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3 Comments for Watch Garbine Muguruza’s Celebrate Her 22nd Birthday With This Most-Excellent Racquet Smash [Video]

izakwalz Says:

If Muguruza would develop a killer instinct then she’d basically be unstoppable but so far it hasn’t yet materialized. However, she’s only just 22 year’s of age so she still has more time to integrate that style of play into her game but she also has to possess an burning passion down inside in order to truly become the best player in the world just as Steffi Graf had back in the day when she would mow down every other top ranked player’s like she was a human lawnmower and her supposed top competition but a field of grass that she’d easily mow down. The problem with today’s top player’s is that they’re mostly lacking sheer willpower and the mental fortitude and the inner burning desire and the passion to be the best player in the world. For example,if player’s like kvitova, Azarenka, Muguruza, and Ivanovic had the mind frame and willpower that Graf possessed and used to pull out tight matches whenever she wasn’t playing her very best tennis, then they’d accumulated multiple Slams by now and Serena Williams would be minus multiple Slams herself. But that’s neither here nor there because that’s wishful thinking and currently, not reality.

Gypsy Gal Says:

I thought she was such a mild mannered young lady,just goes to show how wrong one can be….

jalep Says:

Ah… she’s allowed a racket smash now and then. It was her b-day and she wanted to play well. Congrats to her making the cut for Singapore! Happy b-day Garbine!

Very excited about the WTA road to Singapore competition – lots at stake in the Beijing quarter finals coming up.

Kerber v Radwanska: Both should be fired up for this one – it’s the difference between getting 215 or 390 points making the Semi’s. Aga needs the points more but it won’t be easy. Come on Aga!

Bethanie Matek-Sands is playing some astonishingly great tennis in singles. No way she’ll qualify for any year end tournament for singles but she’s flying higher on confidence than ever.
It’s going to be Garbine v Bethanie QF. Bethanie for the upset (since Garbine already qualified)

Ivanovic v Pavlyuchenkova. Dear Ana, ajde, honey! Ana needs to at least make the semi’s here. Hoping her wins over Venus and Kuznetsova have inspired her.

Errani v Bacsinszky. Anyone’s guess – both would need to at least get to the SF and do well the next 2 weeks for a chance in Singapore.

Safarova has missed a lot of time and chances for points. She’s all better now and will be in Linz, Austria next week. Good luck to Lucie and Petra…hope they can qualify in the remaining tournaments: 3 chances for 280 point titles on offer next week and 1 more 280 and a 470, the Kremlin Cup, the week after. Time is running out.

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