Former World No.1 Garbine Muguruza is 27 and probably has a lot of tennis left in her. But retirement is an eventuality that every player will experience, and thus many players shape their life accordingly. Muguruza also has certain aspirations and goals that she would fulfill once she retires.
In a recent interview with AS.com, Muguruza said that once she retires she would want to have a family and a stable household. Being financially well and having a family are two major goals for the Spaniard.
“Let’s see what fate brings me, but I’m not going to rest for long. I would like to be active, have a family, of course, and be a young mother. Being at home and having stability, because in this life our home is an airplane.”
She would also try out various other things as well. She indicated that she is ready for any challenge and is looking forward to doing all that.
“And then I would inquire into all the things I do, to see what I like. There is nothing that drives me crazy to do it all the time, I want to do several different ones.”
Garbine Muguruza won’t play after becoming a mother
Further, we have mothers that have played after becoming a parent. Famous examples include Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, etc. But Muguruza doesn’t see herself playing again after having children.
“No, in my case it will not happen, although you can never say never again. I don’t see myself playing again after having children,”
“I would like that when that (motherhood) happens, a new stage in my life opens,”
We have seen that pregnancy takes a toll on the players’ bodies. Serena Williams hasn’t been the same player she was before her pregnancy. But Serena still toils to win more and that shows perseverance. For Muguruza, motherhood would mean a new phase of life that she would want to give her full attention to.
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