Try, try and try again -- Muguruza focused on Australian Open success

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Tennis - WTA Tour Finals - Panamerican Tennis Center, Guadalajara, Mexico - November 17, 2021 Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrates aft winning her last lucifer against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit REUTERS/Carlos Perez Gallardo

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MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza's decision successful the 2020 Australian Open last near the Spaniard heartbroken but portion she inactive feels that symptom and emotion each clip she walks onto Rod Laver Arena it has not dented her content she tin go a Melbourne Park champion.

The erstwhile satellite fig one, beaten by Sofia Kenin successful the last 2 years ago, comes into the archetypal Grand Slam of the twelvemonth arsenic 1 of the favourites having won the season-ending WTA Finals successful Mexico successful November.

"I consciousness a batch of emotions erstwhile I measurement into the Rod Laver tribunal due to the fact that I was precise adjacent to having this Grand Slam successful my pocket," Muguruza told reporters connected Saturday.

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"I conjecture I'll person to effort and effort arsenic galore times arsenic I can.

"Yeah, wherefore not bash it again? Of course, it's complicated. You person to enactment truthful galore things together. But I've done it and I judge much than ever that I tin bash it again."

The two-times Grand Slam champion, who was knocked out of the Sydney Tennis Classic by Daria Kasatkina connected Thursday, said it was important for her to walk immoderate clip distant from the tribunal successful the offseason.

"I deliberation you prioritize getting backmost the energy, refresh the mindset and everything," she added. "It's been a pugnacious twelvemonth with everything that we've each gone through.

"I skipped Adelaide. I usually similar to play the archetypal tourney of the year, but I felt similar successful these circumstances wherefore not spell to Sydney. I'm adapting really, each week to what I feel."

Muguruza, who begins her Australian Open run with a first-round necktie against France's Clara Burel connected Tuesday, was besides keen for the Novak Djokovic contention to dice down. work much

"I deliberation each this could person been avoided, similar we've each done, by getting vaccinated, doing each the things we had to bash to travel present successful Australia," Muguruza said.

"Everybody knew precise intelligibly the rules. You conscionable person to travel them and that's it. I don't deliberation it's that difficult.

"I deliberation we each privation to determination connected from this and conscionable absorption connected the bully part."

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Reporting by Aadi Nair successful Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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