Muguruza’s season to forget continues with withdrawal from Silicon Valley tourny

The misery season of former No. 1 Garbine Muguruza intensified as the Spaniard was forced to withdraw from next week’s Silicon Valley WTA tournament.

The player with Wimbledon and Roland Garros titles ot hand, has not played since a first-round Wimbledon defeat this month to Brazilian qualifier, Beatriz Haddad Maia, now under investigation for testing positive for an illegal substance last spring.

Muguruza, ranked 27th, withdrew from next week’s event due to a leg injury.

“I am so disappointed to have to pull out of San Jose,” she said. “Unfortunately my leg is not ready to compete and I am doing everything I can to be back on the court and healthy.”

Muguruza took the top seeding at the NorCal venue a year ago but had to withdraw with an arm problems prior to facing fellow former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the opening round.

The Spaniard has had a turbulent season, splitting with French coach Sam Sumyk after winning her two Grand Slam titles with him but failing to achieve more than a minor trophy (Monterrey) in 2019.

She has yet to reach a semi-final anywhere else on the WTA this sorry season.

Muguruza will need to collect herself with the US Open run-up events at Toronto and Cincinnati fast approaching in August; a year ago, she managed just one victory at both combined and then lost in the US open second round while seeded 12th.

Written by Bill Scott for Grandslamtennis.online. To read more visit grandslamtennis.online

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