Sport Wimbledon champion Muguruza eyes more trophies not rankings

16:00  16 july  2017
16:00  16 july  2017 Source:   Reuters

Muguruza powers past Cirstea into Wimbledon fourth round

  Muguruza powers past Cirstea into Wimbledon fourth round <p>Muguruza, 23, showed there was more to her game than power with some silky dropshots as she powered on to victory in a little over an hour on Court Two.</p>Cirstea, who reached the third round after American opponent Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a horrible knee injury on Thursday, matched Muguruza for power but made too many errors to pose a serious threat to the 14th seed.

LONDON: Inspired by the soothing words of former champion Conchita Martinez, Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza believes she is ready to follow in her fellow Muguruza is the first Spanish woman to reach more than one Wimbledon final since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, who lost twice in the 1990s.

LONDON: Inspired by the soothing words of former champion Conchita Martinez, Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza believes she is ready to follow in her fellow Muguruza is the first Spanish woman to reach more than one Wimbledon final since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, who lost twice in the 1990s.

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Newly crowned Wimbledon women's champion Garbine Muguruza says she would rather be ranked tenth in the world and win more Grand Slams than focus on reaching the top of the rankings.

Muguruza beat five-times champion Venus Williams in straight sets on Saturday to win her second major tournament after her triumph at the French Open in 2016.

The Spaniard went into Wimbledon ranked 15th in the world and her victory at the All England Club will push her up to fifth in the WTA Rankings when they are published on Monday.

The 23-year-old says she cares little for the ranking number next to her name, however.

"I think unless you are number one, because that is incredible... I have been number two, I have been three and failed to win a Grand Slam and there is no comparison," she told a small group of international reporters.

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"It is just having the trophy, having to have played all the matches. You have to play seven matches and you can face the one, the three, everyone.

"It is a different feeling. I don’t know what it feels like to be number one; hopefully one day I can be and I can compare but for now I’d rather be 10 and win Grand Slams than be number one," said Muguruza, who beat Williams 7-5 6-0.

Czech Karolina Pliskova, who went out in the second round at Wimbledon, will take over from German Angelique Kerber in the top spot in the new rankings.

Muguruza says the points and calculations are far from her mind and it is the big events such as Wimbledon and next month's U.S. Open that fire her up.

"My motivation is just to be able to be a good tennis player and come to the Grand Slams and be a threat. The ranking is temporary but it is really to be a good player and always have a chance to win a trophy.

"That is what I train for, in the gym and so on; on the days you don’t want to move, you remember, if I work hard then I might have a chance to be in a final and so then you are strong," she said.

Muguruza powers into Wimbledon semi-finals

  Muguruza powers into Wimbledon semi-finals <p>Garbine Muguruza powered into her second Wimbledon semi-final in the last three years with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 win over Russian seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday.</p>Since winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open last year, Muguruza has struggled to return to the top and this is her first major semi-final since that Roland Garros triumph.

Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates victory with the trophy after the Ladies Singles final against Venus Williams of The United States on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Williams finished with 25 unforced errors, 14 more than Muguruza made.

Muguruza , who is being coached here by her compatriot Conchita Martinez, the 1994 Wimbledon champion , hits the ball with impressive power Meanwhile Kerber’s defeat means that she will lose the world No 1 position – to Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova – in next week’s updated ranking list.

Muruguza's form dipped after her first Grand Slam event victory and she hopes that this time she will be able to manage her expectations better, although she acknowledges that her attacking style can make consistency hard to achieve.

"It is difficult to deal with success. You have all these expectations. Hopefully I can just be humble, keep working and don’t expect to perform incredible every match because it is not the case. I have a very aggressive game which means that one day I can be more up or more down. Hopefully I keep it the same way.

"(After the French Open) I did put a lot of pressure (on myself) because I was feeling good and I thought ‘I wish to play like this every week’ but it doesn’t happen and so then you start questioning, get a little bit frustrated and it brings you down. Hopefully this time I can manage a little bit better."

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Clare Fallon)

Kubot, Melo win marathon men's doubles final .
Fourth seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo clinched the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 13-11 win over Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic. The final lasted a marathon 4 hours 41 minutes and was only the fourth Wimbledon men's doubles final to go to five sets in the last 20 years.The final set was the longest since 1992 when John McEnroe and Michael Stich defeated Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg 19-17 in the decider. © Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Marcelo Melo of Brazil (R) and Lukasz Kubot of Poland celebrate victory with their trophies.

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