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After Defeating Serena Williams, Muguruza Gives Up Her Mobile Telephone
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Spain's Garbine Muguruza had to have her mobile phone "confiscated" by her coach to tone down the hysteria level after her knockout of Serena Williams at the French Open.

The Spanish/Venezuelan 20-year-old based in Barcelona followed up her major upset by reaching the fourth round over Anna Schmiedlova. She admitted that coach Aledo Mancisidor took temporary charge of her phone mainly to prevent distractions during the run of her career.

"I went to the hotel directly, and my coach said, 'Don't touch the mobile.  Leave it in my room like for two hours. So I gave him the mobile. I'm not going to see anything (around her).  I'll just concentrate, I have another match. It's a big win, but you have to continue now because you are still in the tournament.  It was kind of funny."

Muguruza said she was "allowed" to speak with her family but was to ignore texts and other messages from well-meaning friends. But she is now back in possession of her device.

This youngest player is part of a new wave of talent making itself felt at Roland Garros. "I think at some point young players will become like in the top. There are so many young players that are playing really good.  Maybe it's time for a change."

 

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