Muguruza’s most recent adventure with the Civil Guard was something she’d been dreaming of doing for a long time. The two-time Grand Slam champion found it to be an eye-opening experience and looks refreshed and ready to kick off her 2021 season in Abu Dhabi this week, where she opens her campaign against France’s Kristina Mladenovic.
A lifelong dream
“I’ve always wanted to do military training since I was a little kid, but it just wasn’t good timing, playing tennis and it had to wait,” explained the former world No 1.
“And so we kind of put it all together with their help, because it wasn’t easy to organise. It was an incredible week. We went to Mallorca to train there, and just sharing, more than actually the activities we did, which were already incredible, just sharing with them this kind of job that they do that actually nobody knows it, or they don’t get an award or a trophy.
“It was such an experience, I loved it. It was a dream I always wanted to do since I was a little kid, so it was a great week.”