Former No. 1 Garbine Muguruza extending hiatus | Inquirer Sports

Former No. 1 Garbine Muguruza extending hiatus

/ 07:00 PM April 04, 2023

FILE PHOTO: Mar 24, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain waves to the crowd after her match against Christina McHale of the United States (not pictured) on day four of the 2017 Miami Open at Brandon Park Tennis Center. Muguruza won 0-6, 7-6(6), 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

FILE PHOTO: Garbine Muguruza of Spain. – Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Former World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza is extending her hiatus through the clay and grass seasons.

The two-time Grand Slam singles champion revealed the update to her tennis schedule Monday on Instagram.

“Spending time with family and friends and it’s really been healthy and amazing, so I am going to lengthen this period till summer, therefore I am going to miss clay and grass season,” the 29-year-old from Spain wrote.

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She has not competed since a first-round loss to 18-year-old Czech qualifier Linda Noskova at Lyon in February.

Ranked No. 1 in September 2017, Muguruza has dropped to No. 132 in the world.

She is a 10-time winner on the WTA Tour, including the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017.

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