Garbiñe Muguruza is on a stunning run of form - but she is not allowing that to affect her preparations as she bids for a first US Open title, she has told reporters.
WTA Staff
August 25, 2017

Garbiñe Muguruza is on a stunning run of form - but she is not allowing that to affect her preparations as she bids for a first US Open title, she has told reporters.

Despite being tipped by many to lift the trophy - including WTA Legend Tracy Austin - the Wimbledon champion has never been past the second round in New York.

Of course, she is hoping to change that record this year.

"I feel like I'm going to try and not have a lot of expectations with New York," the 23-year-old told reporters, according to Reuters. "Every time I have a little bit, it holds me a little bit back. I'm just going to go out there from zero. Forget about what happened previous years. It's a new tournament."

The Spaniard arrives in New York as the winner of the Western and Southern Open, beating Simona Halep handily in the final, 6-1, 6-0 - a tournament triumph which lifted her to No.3 in the world.

She is sensibly reluctant to get too carried away, though.

"Playing three tournaments [since Wimbledon] and lifting a trophy is a great preparation and I hope it’s going to help me," Muguruza added.

"But I know even if you play a terrible match before a Grand Slam it doesn’t really matter, or if you win a tournament. We’ll see how it goes."