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Garbine Muguruza says she will skip French Open, Wimbledon


Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits a return during the women’s singles 1st round match against Elise Mertens of Belgium at Australian Open tennis tournament, in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 17, 2023. (Photo by Guo Lei/Xinhua via Getty Images)

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Garbiñe Muguruza is going to skip the French Open and Wimbledon - the sites of her two Grand Slam titles - during an extended break.

The former No. 1-ranked woman hasn’t played a match on tour since Jan. 30 and is 0-4 so far this year. She wrote in an Instagram post that she will miss the entire clay-court and grass-court portions of the season.

“Spending time with my family and friends and it’s really been healthy and amazing so I am going to lengthen this period till summer,” Muguruza said.

She added: “Thanks for all the lovely messages and will be updating you guys.”

The 29-year-old Spaniard won the French Open in 2016 - beating Serena Williams in the final - and Wimbledon in 2017 - beating Venus Williams in the final.

Muguruza also was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2015 and the Australian Open in 2020.