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"This is crazy, you have to fill out all kinds of forms, A, B, C ...", says

Garbiñe Muguruza

with a laugh from the Guadalajara airport, in a telephone conversation with EL MUNDO, once the little heroism of doing the

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. The night has been long, as announced in the video that she posted on her Twitter account with the spontaneity that distinguishes her, in the car, surrounded by all her team on a festive basis. The occasion deserved it. In the early hours of Thursday the Spanish beat

Anett Kontaveit

6-3 and 7-5 and won the WTA Finals, the third most important title of his career, after Roland Garros in 2016 and Wimbledon, a year later.

Tell me about the celebration. Well, there was nothing special. But it was really fun. All this is fleeting and you have to take advantage of the happy moments, especially now that the season is over and there are a few weeks off. We drank tequila and we had a good time. He has shown many things in this tournament: not only that he knows how to command the game, but that he has enough arrests to reverse delicate situations, such as the one he faced with 5-3 down in the second set. Yes, the game got hot there and I had to keep calm, not decompose or let myself be dominated by fear. He has been seen with great conviction since the tournament began, even if he started it with a defeat. He had a huge illusion to win , in particular for being able to do it in Latin America. That has been an added engine in my performance.How have you lived the evolution of the circuit since you won your first big in Paris until now? It is changing a lot. Before there was a player like Serena Williams who exercised extraordinary dominance. Now it is as it should be. Much more demanding. You can't sleep. You have to exert yourself and sweat blood. Look at the final of the United States Open, where Emma Raducanu, an 18-year-old girl from the previous one, won. Which of the new players catches your attention? Right now Raducanu would tell you, for what it meant to get such a victory important out of nowhere. We were all surprised, she commented after the match that she was satisfied that she treated herself as a friend. At some points in your career you gave the impression that you were his main enemy, when you were younger you were more out of control on the track.The first match of this tournament I lost in the third set against Karolina Pliskova, 7-6 in the third. I was in a very dangerous position, forced to do everything to try to classify me. But I knew how to stay positive. My own progression has helped me combat that emotional lack of control. Now I am more contained. When you have gone through certain moments, everything is easier to deal with. Have you needed the help of a psychologist? I have often worked with psychologists, I think it is vital, but I also value the help of my entire team and the people who work for me. That balance also manifests itself in the way he plays. We already knew she was an aggressive tennis player, but she has grown up defending, actually, I have learned to handle various weapons.Before, I lacked the ability to adapt to the different situations that could arise in a match. Now I am more patient and open to looking for solutions. What role does Conchita Martínez play in this evolution? Very big. We did

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from the moment we met. There is a lot of empathy between us. It's pure chemistry, you can't end the season better, it's been different from others. I got off to a good start and there have been good times throughout the year. It is true that, unlike on other occasions, I have not shone in the Grand Slam tournaments. But I've been more regular and I've played five finals, but he has once again shown that he is on the big stage. Yes, without a doubt. It is true that in circumstances like this I come up easily. This tournament has been a clear example. To what extent the irruption in the elite has stimulated another Spanish, Paula Badosa, whom he defeated in the semifinals. Paula's has been great. He has ordered all the talent he ever had. He has made it into the top ten, as befits his tennis.With two players in the top 10 in the rankings, expectations are high for the Billie Jean King Cup. Would you like to face new challenges in this competition? Do you think you will be able to play it regularly? The truth is that we have a great team and it is very exciting, although sometimes as they make the calendar they make it almost impossible. What are your immediate plans? Right now I am only thinking about throwing myself in the deck chair to sunbathe. It has been another difficult year, between bubbles, still without an audience in some tournaments. Soon it will be time to start the preseason and think about 2022.Although sometimes the way they make the calendar they make it almost impossible. What are your immediate plans? Right now I'm just thinking of lying on the deck chair to sunbathe. It has been another difficult year, between bubbles, still without an audience in some tournaments. Soon it will be time to start the preseason and think about 2022.Although sometimes the way they make the calendar they make it almost impossible. What are your immediate plans? Right now I'm just thinking of lying on the deck chair to sunbathe. It has been another difficult year, between bubbles, still without an audience in some tournaments. Soon it will be time to start the preseason and think about 2022.

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