It’s not a good moment for Garbine Muguruza. In her 7-5 6-1 second round defeat to Christina McHale in Indian Wells, the Spaniard was in tears during her discussion with Sam Sumyk.
Here is a piece of the conversation:
Muguruza: ‘I don’t even want to play.’
Sumyk: ‘Do you think I’m going to fight, 3-0 in the second set?’
After the match, in a press conference, the Spaniard spoke about the episode: ‘Obviously you’re frustrated when you’re trying and you don’t find really, you know, what you want to do and you see yourself 3-0 in the second set. Obviously, it was frustrating.
‘I don’t think there is a problem,’ Muguruza replied when asked about her professional relationship with Sumyk that started a year ago. ‘He knows I have character. I think it’s a good sign when you express what you feel. It means that you care, that you’re, you know, sad. So that’s nothing bad,’ she added, before finishing off by talking about people’s expectations. ‘I guess everybody expects the big names to win, but I think that is changing.’