Veterans inspiring younger players has always been a heartwarming practice in the sporting world. In a recent statement, the Spanish beauty Paula Badosa put forth her candid opinion about former World’s No.1 Garbine Muguruza. The 25-year-old started by lauding the tennis veteran and the impact that Muguruza had on Badosa’s career. Known for her fiery playing style, she definitely didn’t hold back from expressing how she actually felt.
What made it even more intriguing? It seems like Badosa is really missing her compatriot in the BJK Cup Finals.
Paula Badosa and her emotional tribute to Garbine Muguruza
Admiration and inspiration often flow from one generation to the next. Badosa, without any hesitation, shared her heartfelt thoughts on the absence of her legendary compatriot, Garbine Muguruza. The two-time Grand Slam champion has taken a break from the sport, leaving fans and fellow players curious about her return.
Badosa’s candid remarks reflect not only the bond between the two Spaniards but also the impact Muguruza has had on her career. She expressed, “Garbine Muguruza makes me very sad because for me she has been a reference. I loved how she played, and I wanted to be like her.” Her words paint a vivid picture of the profound admiration she holds for Muguruza.
This shows that the legacy of Muguruza continues to inspire the rising star. Badosa also recognizes the potential synergy they could achieve together. She said, “I would really like her to be here now, with us (for the Billie Jean King Cup), because I think we could do anything with a team like that, but things are what they are.. I see she’s very happy & enjoying herself, something that didn’t happen when she played.”
She concluded, ” In the end, she is a player who has achieved absolutely everything, the best Spanish player along with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario & Conchita Martinez, so she has earned the right to do whatever she wants”.
The tennis community eagerly anticipates the return of Muguruza, however, it doesn’t seem like she is going to be back anytime soon. Badosa’s tribute also acknowledged the importance of Muguruza’s happiness and well-being. Muguruza herself addressed this situation just a few weeks ago. What did she say about it?
Garbine Muguruza on her comeback
While Badosa yearns for the return of her tennis idol, it appears that Muguruza has different priorities at the moment. In her recent statement, Muguruza opened up about her current state of mind. Her words provide a glimpse into her life away from the tennis court. It seems like a stark departure from the competitive world she once dominated.
Muguruza’s straightforward statement is a clear and candid expression of her desire for rest and reconnection. Badosa’s admiration for the tennis veteran and the latter’s decision to prioritize personal well-being creates an intriguing juxtaposition. Muguruza’s situation highlights the complexity of life beyond the tennis court. Her journey of self-discovery is quite appreciable. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments.