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Garbiñe Muguruza says she will skip French Open, Wimbledon

Garbiñe Muguruza. File

Garbiñe Muguruza. File
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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 from tennis.

The former No. 1-ranked woman hasn’t played a match on tour since January 30 and is 0-4 so far this year. She wrote in an Instagram post on April 3 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,” Ms. 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.

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

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