Garbiñe Muguruza took a trip up 148 flights to the peak of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world before playing at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
WTA Staff
February 24, 2017


Garbiñe Muguruza

has taken quite a climb in the last 12 months, winning her maiden major title at the French Open. The Spaniard climbed even higher before kicking off her campaign at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, scaling the world's tallest building at the Burj Khalifa.

"I'm very excited to see what's upstairs!" said the No.5 seed before beginning her journey up into the heavens.

Muguruza enjoyed a leisurely ride up the world's fastest elevator to take in the view from the observation deck on the 148th floor.

"I've been told when you're up this high, you can see the earth starting to curve," she mused.

Muguruza plays her opening round match on Tuesday against Kateryna Bondarenko; check out the rest of her trip to the Burj Khalifa right here on!