Garbine Muguruza (*1993 / ESP) made her definitive breakthrough in 2016 when she captured the French Open title and thus her first Grand Slam crown. With that, she confirmed that her 2015 Wimbledon finals were not just a one-time strong showing. Tall Garbine (182 cm / 6’0”) can consider her service as one of her weapons and she can hit on a good day (which is not always) a significant amount of aces. The photos from her practice during the 2015 US.Open show that Garbine well fulfills the requirements of the Service 3.0. Her service belongs (mainly on her good days) to the best and technically cleanest on the WTA tour. One of the decisive aspects is the practically perfect targeted pronation. The rather limited upper body coiling might lead to a bit limited stability on the days when her timing is not perfect.
This article covers certain aspects of Garbine Mururuza’s Service 3.0 and Service 3.0 in general only! It is not intended as a complete stroke analysis. Further extensive photo galleries and more distinct details about her Service 3.0 and other strokes as well as about the strokes of other players over the time are available upon a qualified request at drmgb11(at)gmail.com. Some significant details of this kind, necessary for the peak performance in modern tennis as well as for a sustainable tennis training/development in general, are being discussed also in the seminar “TENNIS 3.0 – Future of the Game”, which is available worldwide upon request – www.tennis30.com / www.tennis30.cz
Photos (August 2015) & text (January 2017) copyright by Dr. Martin G. Baroch. Any further publication of either any of the photos and/or texts with the explicit written permission issued by the author/copyright owner only!! All comments & instructions provided reflect just the personal opinion of the author and neither the author nor the CPTA accepts any responsibility for potential damages, direct or implied, of any kind!!