Instagram can be a wonderful outlet to better understand an individual through a visual lens. Amid requisite sponsor posts and magazine covers, one of Garbiñe Muguruza’s most popular forms of expression is with video, where dance features as a frequent element.
On January 31, the former world No. 1 shared a compilation from Melbourne. In this particular cut, Muguruza is full of vivacious energy and there’s a freedom to her movements. The track she underlaid it with is Salt-N-Pepa’s 1986 “Push It”, which in Sandra Denton’s (Pepa) words, is all “about pushing it on the dance floor.”
If a tennis court is Muguruza’s primary dance floor, the 28-year-old certainly pushed it real good in 2021. After finishing without a title for the first time in seven years, Muguruza brought home three trophies—her career-best in a single season—and ended as the world No. 3.
“I might not have won a Grand Slam, but I deeply feel like I've been happier and more stable, less dramatic,” she said after becoming the first Spaniard in history to win the WTA Finals.
“Overall, I think it's the best year for me.”