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WATCH: Garbine Muguruza sizzles at Zumba instructors’ event in Malaga
The former world No. 1 may be on an extended break from tennis, but she hasn’t missed a beat on the dance floor.
Published Sep 20, 2023
Garbine Muguruza may be on an extended break from tennis, but she hasn’t missed a beat on the dance floor.
The former world No. 1 turned Latin dance fitness devotee showed off her moves on social media, as she recently took part in a Zumba instructors’ event in Malaga.
“Thank you to @Zumba for inviting me to participate in their (Zumba Instructor Network) Academy last Saturday,” Muguruza shared on Instagram on Tuesday. “Had a great time dancing with the 500+ instructors who came from all over Europe and made up the ZIN community.
“Much happiness, joy and fun. I love dancing and if it's with Zumba, even more! It has been a blast. Hope to do it again very soon!”
Back in April, Muguruza announced that she would be stepping away from tennis in favor of spending more time with family and friends, including fiance Arthur Borges, with whom she became engaged in May. The Spaniard last competed in February at the Open 6e Sens Métropole de Lyon, where she lost a fifth straight match (dating back to last fall) to Czech teen Linda Noskova.
After dancing up a storm in Malaga, Muguruza caught up with Spanish press—but she deflected giving any specific details about her eventual comeback to tennis.
She added, "I'm making plans that I couldn't make when I was still competing on the circuit."
While she hasn’t given many details on her return to tennis, the two-time Grand Slam champion has been clear that this break is just a “sabbatical”—and definitely shouldn’t be taken as a sign that she intends to hang up her racquets anytime soon.
In fact, Muguruza revealed that upon her return she intends to target the last two majors she’s missing—the Australian Open and US Open—plus an Olympic gold medal.
"I'm enjoying this sabbatical, I think it's good to stop but it's not a final goodbye," she told Marca back in July.
"I'm trying to rest, be with my people, disconnect a little, but it's not a goodbye. I want to prepare to return, when I'm ready I will return to the courts."