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Garbine Muguruza Olympics

‘Winning an Olympic medal is greatest possible success’, says Muguruza

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Garbine Muguruza is one of Spain’s main hopes for a tennis medal at Tokyo Olympics as she will compete in both singles and doubles.

The two-time Grand Slam will play singles and also partner Carla Suarez Navarro as she goes in search of a first Olympic medal.

Muguruza is excited for the challenge ahead after a disappointing Wimbledon.

“It’s really different living in the Olympic village with the rest of the Spanish team and it took me a couple of days to get used to it, but it’s great precisely because it’s different. It’s every four years – in this case, five – and it’s like a gift to go back to the Games,” said Muguruza.

The Spaniard lost in the last 16 at Rio 2016 to eventual champion Monica Puig.

“I enjoyed it, but Rio was my first Olympic experience and it was tough, but now I know how things are and I’m motivated and am very excited,” she continued, although she admits she didn’t have the full Olympic experience.”

“I didn’t see any other events, as it’s not that easy when you are playing and I did singles and doubles, so I barely had time.” she added.

The world number nine believes that winning an Olympic medal is the pinnacle of tennis.

“The greatest possible success – a medal is something unique in sport, I would love to have it.”

“Also, you want to win a medal for your country, so you are no longer an individual. If I lose there, I lose with my team.”


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