After withdrawing from Sydney, Muguruza mum on health in Melbourne

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Garbine Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam champion, didn't get into specifics about her condition. (AP)

Third-seeded Garbine Muguruza avoided saying whether she will be fully fit for the start of the Australian Open, but says her physical condition is improving.

The two-time Grand Slam champion from Spain experienced cramps in her opening round at Brisbane, and then entered the following week's event at Sydney to get more time on court. But after she won her first match in Sydney, she withdrew with a hip problem.

"I would like to have played more matches," said the 24-year-old, speaking to press before the Australian Open. "But I felt that my tennis was good. Maybe my fitness was a little bit, you know, there."

Muguruza did not provide specifics about the type or extent of her problems.

"I'm training every day. I'm doing everything I can to be fully recovered," she said. "Honestly, I never feel I'm super perfect in any tournament. It's true, when you have the Grand Slam, you even want to feel more ready. That's what I'm going through. I'm trying to every day improve, try to recover."

But she indicated that she had not picked up a specific injury.

"No, it's just in Brisbane I had a very tough condition and match," she said. "It doesn't go in three days. But it's getting better and better."

Muguruza plays an Australian wildcard in the first round of the Australian Open.


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