GARBINE MUGURUZA says while she is winning grand slams she has no interest in her ranking, unless she becomes world No.1.
The new Wimbledon champion, ranked 15th in the world, became only the fifth player outside the top ten to win the women’s singles by beating Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0.
The Spaniard will rise to five when the list updates today and can have realistic aspirations of snatching top spot, with Serena Williams pregnant and taking time off.
After adding a second grand-slam title to the French Open she claimed last year, however, the 23-year-old insisted her eyes were only on winning more major trophies. ‘I don’t care [about rankings], unless you’re No.1, because that is something incredible,’ Muguruza said.
‘I have been two, I have been three and I have failed to win a grand slam and there is no comparison.
‘It’s about just having the trophy, having to play all the matches, you have to play seven matches to win a grand slam.
‘You can play No.1 or three but it’s a different feeling. Hopefully I can be No.1 one day and compare, but for now I’d rather be ten and win grand slams than be No.1.’