It took forever, lol (I also haven't been in here in forever). Sumyk should have been fired in Feb 2016, literally 3 1/2 years ago, when she told him to "tell [her] something [she] doesn't know" during OCC. Would have saved both of them a lot of embarrassing moments over the years.
But alas. I'll kind of miss it, because I did enjoy watching Sumykruza when she played well with margin, net approaches, and good defense. But it was often ugly and taxing to watch. I'll also miss them together, because these two were the peak delusional duo. I remember before Wimbledon last year, when Sumyk was saying there was no pressure to defend the title because "she's there to win another Wimbledon, not defend a title" and then Garbiñe literally said the same thing verbatim in her press conference. Or during Asian swing last year, amidst beatdowns from Riske and chokes to Siniakova, when he said she needs to look Tiger Woods and Djokovic for comeback inspiration. Or even before this Wimbledon. The only moment of truth or reality was during RG when Muguruza said, after beating Svitolina, that she wasn't there to win RG this year (or something to that effect). I should have realized then, the illusion of nothing being wrong was quickly slipping away, thankfully.
I agree with the notion she has 1 RG left in her, but I don't expect anything soon. Finishing the year in Top 20 and qualifying for Zhuhai would set her up well for next season, if she ever gets back to her best form. I'm more curious to see who coaches her. A lot of predictable options are taken but perhaps she goes for someone Spanish... maybe
@Cindy and Kate
knows something about Spanish coaches that will be able to taken on Mission Impossible