Muguruza underwent army coaching with the Civil Guard after her French Open exit in October final yr, collaborating in helicopter rescue missions, cave diving and self-defence lessons on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
“It was an unimaginable week,” Muguruza informed reporters on the Abu Dhabi Open. “I’ve at all times needed to do army coaching, ever since I used to be a child, however the timing was by no means proper with enjoying tennis.
“Simply sharing with them the type of job that they do – they do not get any awards or trophies – it was such an expertise.”
The 27-year-old mentioned that seeing migrants make sea crossings from Africa was the hardest problem when she labored with the coast guard.
“It was fairly onerous since you see many individuals in want,” she added. “I skilled many points of the job and I discovered this one fairly powerful. I like all the journey stuff, however there may be an unpleasant reality that they must face and it actually opened my eyes.”
Muguruza, a runner-up on the Australian Open final yr, additionally mentioned she had no considerations about this yr’s occasion from Feb. 8-21 regardless of the strict COVID-19 protocols in place, which embrace a 14-day obligatory quarantine for gamers.
“I am probably not involved, I feel they’re doing an unimaginable job in placing all this collectively and making an entire swing in Melbourne,” she mentioned.
“I feel it’ll be mentally powerful to undergo the protocols as a result of nothing comes straightforward now. I’ve to organize for that.”