Last Updated on August 31, 2022
Garbine Muguruza is a Spanish-Venezuelan female professional tennis player born in Caracas, Venezuela, on the 8th of October, 1993. Her father, Jose Antonio Muguruza, is a citizen of Basque Country, while her mother, Scarlet Blance, hails from Venezuela.
She started playing tennis at the age of three with her elder brothers, Asier and Igor. When she was six, her family relocated to Spain, and she continued her training at Bruguera Tennis Academy, which is just within some miles of Barcelona. She later earned her Spanish citizenship and currently represents Spain internationally.
Garbine turned pro at the peak of her teenage (19) in 2012 and has been phenomenal ever since. She has attained a career highest ranking of World Number 1, achieved on the 11th of September, 2017, in the Singles category, and now sits at number 10 under the same ranking.
She is also quite an excellent team player reaching as high as world number 10 on the 23rd of February, 2015, although she has completely lost her ranking over the years. Garbine has won a total of 15 career titles which consists of 10 Singles titles, including two Grand Slams and 5 Doubles career titles.
Who Is Garbine Muguruza’s Current Coach?
The current coach of Garbine Muguruza is a full-fledged all-time achiever in the world of tennis, known as Conchita Martinez. Conchita was extraordinary during her playing days, with many titles and records to her name.
The Spanish woman won a total of 46 career titles, including 33 Singles titles and 13 Doubles titles. Conchita was also the first Spanish female tennis player to win a title at Wimbledon, doing so at the 1994 US Open.
Her success extended to the international level as she also won five Fed Cup tournaments for Spain and recorded three Olympic medals in the Doubles category. However, she never won a gold medal at the Olympics; instead, she won gold in the Singles category for her country at the Mediterranean Games.
Following her retirement in 2006, Conchita went into coaching and captained the Spanish Team from 2013 to 2017; she captained the Fed Cup team throughout this period and began captaining the Davis Cup Team in 2015. She was also inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2020 for her excellence.
After leaving the Spanish National Tennis Team in 2017, she joined the coaching team of Garbine and played a key role when Garbine won the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. She later left Garbine’s coaching team and began managing Karolina Pliskova in 2018.
She won two titles during her one-year stay with Karolina (2018-2019) and reunited with Garbine in 2019 to take over from Sam Sumyk. So far, she has won three titles with Garbine (all won in 2021) and was awarded the 2021 WTA Coach of the Year.
Previous Coaches Of Garbine Muguruza
Alejo is known to be the first coach of Garbine and has worked with her even before she became a pro in 2012. Alejo coached Garbine from 2010 to 2015 and was responsible for a huge part of her career development.
The Spanish-born ex-professional tennis player did not have many groundbreaking feats to his name but was known to have played NCAA tennis representing Pepperdine University to become an all-American. He also participated in major tournaments but did not achieve more than a quarterfinal at the Guaruja Open in 1992. He achieved a career highest ranking of 433 before he retired.
He was able to guide Garbine to the first WTA title of her career in 2014 at the Hobart Open and three Doubles titles during their partnership.
Sam was the coach Garbine has recorded the most successes with winning more than half of career titles under his watch. Surprisingly, their partnership involved a lot of outbursts during matches although Garbine claimed it was just normal during an interview when she was asked about their relationship. She said, “It’s funny because he has to come and I’m like pissed,” Muguruza said with a smile. “He has to somehow find a way to make me better. So sometimes there is like a fight. But I think that’s fine. It’s normal. It means that I’m there. Well, after everything is different, but that moment is, you know, like that”.
Sam is a well-known French coach who began his coaching career around in the early 2000 and had worked with a lot of top players. Some of his popular trainees were Meilen Tu, whom he guided to a career highest ranking of 35 in 2007 and later got married to; Vera Zvonareva, whom he worked with between 2007 and 2009 leading her to the Australian Open title twice and the Number 1 in the world.
He also worked with Eugenie Bouchard in 2015 before moving on to coach Garbine. After splitting up with Garbine, he managed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for some time until 2020 when he started working with his current trainee, Donna Vekic.
He guided Garbine to the World’s number 1 ranking in 2017 as well as two Grand Slams since she won the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon Open. Regardless of the success in their relationship, they had to go their separate ways in 2019 and Garbine returned to Martinez who coached her during the 2017 Wimbledon final in the absence of Sam.
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Garbine Muguruza’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Garbine Muguruza under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coaches||Years of Completion||Titles|
|Alejo Mancisidor||2010-2015||2013 Hobart Open (Doubles with Torró-Flor) 2014 Hobart Open 2014 Marrakech Open (Doubles with Oprandi) 2014 Stanford Classics (Doubles with Suárez Navarro)|
|Sam Sumyk||2015-2019||2015 Birmingham Open (Doubles with Suárez Navarro) 2015 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (Doubles with Suárez Navarro) 2015 Beijing Open 2016 Roland Garros 2017 Wimbledon Open, US 2017 Cincinnati Open 2018 Monterrey Open 2019 Monterrey Open|
|Conchita Martinez||2019 -till date||2021 Dubai Open, Chicago, WTA Finals Guadalajara|
Garbine has the ability and skills needed to be the number once again as she had done in 2017 and proven in 2021. We hope to see more outstanding performance from her since her present coach is more than capable of pushing her to the limit.