Garbiñe Muguruza Sees Herself Among Wimbledon’s Winners

And Martínez is Muguruza’s temporary coach, filling in for Sam Sumyk while he attends to the impending birth of his child. Martínez, the captain of the Spanish Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams, volunteered to pitch in. She will help advise Muguruza for her final against Williams, who beat Johanna Konta, 6-4, 6-2, on Thursday.

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“She’s helping me to deal with the stress of the tournament, because it’s a long tournament,” the 23-year-old Muguruza said.

She added: “She just knows how to prepare, how to train, what to do. Not that I’m doing something different, honestly. But to have her by my side gives me also this little confidence on having someone that has won before.”

Muguruza, the No. 14 seed, said that she still spoke to Sumyk daily and that he and Martínez reached agreement before any decisions are made.

The formula appears to be working, with Muguruza back in a major final for the first time since she won the French Open last year, when she beat Serena Williams, 7-5, 6-4.

Her only other major final was at Wimbledon in 2015, when Williams defeated her,

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/sports/tennis/wimbledon-garbine-muguruza-conchita-martinez.html

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