Garbine Muguruza looked a little sluggish in her Wimbledon opener against Camila Giorgi, but she was ultimately glad to have triumphed 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.
Fresh from winning her maiden grand slam title at Roland Garros, Muguruza will feel as if she has unfinished business at Wimbledon after losing to Serena Williams in the final of the grand slam last year.
With the 22-year-old wanting to avenge her loss from last year, she was glad to have taken the first step to doing that on Monday.
“Sometimes you don’t win very beautiful, but you just got to be there, you know, and fight for the match,” she told reporters.
Meanwhile, Muguruza admitted that she needs to be aggressive right from the get-go as playing on grass makes everything more equal.
“I think Wimbledon is a very tricky tournament, because the grass sometimes, it can give you surprise,” she said. “All the matches are quite more equal.
“It’s not like in clay, where you got more time and you can survive more. Here you, right away, are in danger if you don’t go for it.”
Having downed Giorgi in the first round, Muguruza will take on qualifier Jana Cepelova in the second round.