Muguruza after second Slam: 'I know where I stand a little bit more'

by: Matt Cronin | August 04, 2017

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The world No. 4 will play Ana Konjuh in the Stanford quarterfinals. (AP)

Garbine Muguruza, who just took the title at Wimbledon, says she should respond a lot better than the first time she won a major.

The 23-year-old Muguruza admits that after she won the 2016 French Open, she didn't adjust for a long time, taking more than a year to win another title. She's now more experienced.

"[At the] French Open I was more shocked and it was more emotional," Muguruza said. "Being the first, it was a little bit more emotional. I had to play right away on grass and it was very different. I don't think I could really realize it until a couple of weeks later. This one caught me in a more experienced moment. I know where I stand a little bit more. I'm not that surprised. So I look forward to just keep playing. It was very hard always to keep winning every week.

"I know it's going to be hard again now. But this time I'm not worried because I know it's more normal. I'm going to be less frustrated.”

The world No. 4, who won her opening round in Stanford in straight sets, says that she's concentrating on this tournament, not her win at Wimbledon.

"Of course winning it gives me confidence, but it doesn’t mean that I’m going to come here and because I just won Wimbledon, I think it’s going to be easier to win matches. It’s not at all," she said.

Next, she takes on Ana Konjuh in the quarterfinals of Stanford.


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