Garbine Muguruza set to play at Lexington and Cincinnati events ahead of US Open

Garbine Muguruza press conference

Two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza has confirmed she plans to play the two hard-court warm-up events in the United States as part of her preparation for the US Open.

The WTA Tour will return to North America on August 10 for the WTA International Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky, before moving to the Cincinnati Open at Flushing Meadows.

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The US swing will come to a conclusion with the US Open after which attention will switch to clay with the Madrid Open and Italian Open the key events ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros.

Muguruza was asked during a promo event for Caser Seguros about the decision to go ahead with the US Open despite the coronavirus pandemic and replied: “There are mixed feelings. It is going to be difficult and the circumstances are not going to be great, but it is better to play than not. I am a born competitor and I like to compete.”

The Spaniard also confirmed that “her mind is set on playing all American tournaments – in preparation for the US Open – and then the clay-court events would end at Roland Garros. In short, all possible tournaments, if the situation allows it.”

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