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Garbine Muguruza says she has “no intention” of returning to competitive tennis

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Former world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza hasn’t competed since January amid an indefinite break from tennis.

And that’s likely not going to change anytime soon, as the Spaniard recently revealed that she has “no intention” of returning to professional tennis courts—at least not for the moment.

“As of today I have no intention (to return to competition),” Muguruza told Women’s Health, speaking during a Zumba instructors’ event last month in Malaga. “My plan right now is to sleep, rest, be with my loved ones, make up for lost time…

“I don’t look beyond what I’m doing today, tomorrow and this week.”

Muguruza’s last match took place at a WTA 250 event in Lyon, where the then world No. 82 fell in straight sets to qualifier Linda Noskova. But the two-time Grand Slam champion’s struggles date back to 2022, a season in which she won back-to-back tennis matches on just two occasions—a surprising drop-off, after Muguruza finished the 2021 season by clinching the WTA Finals trophy in Guadalajara.

The 30-year-old announced in April that she would be taking a break from competition in favor of spending the time resting and recharging with friends and family, and became engaged to Arthur Borges in May.

Garbine Muguruza

In the meantime, Muguruza has been trying out new things. She’s taken her love for Zumba to the next level, attended the San Sebastian International Film Festival and rang in her 30th birthday in style. The only thing she’s not doing? Playing tennis or getting anywhere near a tennis court.

Muguruza’s last match took place at a WTA 250 event in Lyon, where the then world No. 82 fell in straight sets to qualifier Linda Noskova. But the two-time Grand Slam champion’s struggles date back to 2022, a season in which she won back-to-back tennis matches on just two occasions—a surprising drop-off, after Muguruza finished the 2021 season by clinching the WTA Finals trophy in Guadalajara.

The 30-year-old announced in April that she would be taking a break from competition in favor of spending the time resting and recharging with friends and family, and became engaged to Arthur Borges in May.

In the meantime, Muguruza has been trying out new things. She’s taken her love for Zumba to the next level, attended the San Sebastian International Film Festival and rang in her 30th birthday in style. The only thing she’s not doing? Playing tennis or getting anywhere near a tennis court.

“I’m taking advantage of doing all the things I didn’t have time to do when I was training for tennis.”

Muguruza is currently ranked No. 1038, having dropped out of the Top 200 in June.

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