Garbiñe Muguruza is the new tournament director of the WTA Finals in Saudi Arabia – Tempo – the country’s fastest growing newspaper


RIYADH (AP) – Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza, who recently announced her retirement from playing, will become tournament director of the 2024-26 WTA Finals in Saudi Arabia, the women’s tennis tour announced on Wednesday, June 26.

Muguruza is the first former player to take charge of the season-ending championships, an event she won in 2021.

The tournament for the eight best women’s singles players and the best eight women’s doubles teams will move to Saudi Arabia for the first time this year. It will be held in Riyadh from November 2 to 9.

Muguruza defeated Serena Williams to win the French Open in 2016, and Venus Williams to win Wimbledon in 2017, making her the only player to beat each sister in a Grand Slam final. Muguruza also reached number 1 in the rankings.

Muguruza last played on tour in January 2023. In April she said she would not return to competition.