Garbine Muguruza was nowhere near 100 percent health heading into the Australian Open. The world No. 3 had just withdrawn prior to the second round of Sydney, one week after she retired against Aleksandra Krunic in Brisbane.
The Spaniard had been dealing with a leg injury, which she said is on the mend, but certainly didn't help her preparation for the first Slam of the season.
"Yes, it's going to be better if I don't play and I completely rest," she said. "The issue is recover and play, but I think with some good days now, we will get better."
In the first round on Tuesday, Muguruza beat world No. 256 Jessika Ponchet 6-4, 6-3 in a match that saw her commit 20 unforced errors. The performance left a lot to be desired, but she got through it almost comfortably.
Muguruza wouldn't have time to settle in, as she suffered a stunning defeat in her second-round meeting with world No. 88 Hsieh Su-Wei.