Garbine Muguruza

Born Oct 8, 1993
Nationality Spain Spain
Nickname Garbi

Garbine Muguruza Blanco is a former world No. 1 professional tennis player. Muguruza was born on October 8, 1993 in Caracas, Venezuela to a Venezuelan mother and a Basque Spanish father. She has a dual Spanish-Venezuela nationality, and she started playing tennis when she was just 3 years old. She moved to Spain when she was 6 years old together with her family. After their transfer, Muguruza started her training at the Bruguera Tennis Academy, which is located near Barcelona.

Regarding her playing style, Muguruza is known for her powerful groundstrokes and powerful serves. Her fellow tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska has noted that Muguruza’s style of play is explosive from every shot. As a result, each of her shots from any stroke comes to her opponents very fast.

Muguruza turned pro in 2012, and was then subsequently given a wildcard at the Miami Open. Since then, she has been gaining steady results, and was also able to rise in doubles as well. By 2015, Muguruza was seen reaching her first Grand Slam final, and finally made her debut at the Top 10.

Muguruza was the French Open champion in 2016, which catapulted her to the ranking of world number 2. Her winning spree continued well into 2017 where she won the Wimbledon championship and became world number 1. She struggled in competition due to health problems in 2018 and dropped out of the top 10 ranking.

So far in her career, Muguruza has won 366 matches, although she has lost 182 matches as well. During this, she has won 7 WTA titles, and 7 ITF titles. Plus, she has 2 Grand Slam titles to her name – 2016 French Open, and 2017 Wimbledon. Due to her performance, Muguruza has been able to reach the No. 1 rank on September 2017. Currently, however, she is ranked at No. 20 as of April 2019.

Achievements:

• 366–182 (66.79%) career record – singles• 7 Women’s Tennis Association career titles - singles• 7 International Tennis Federation career titles – singles• 78–47 (62.4%) career record - doubles• 5 Women’s Tennis Association career titles - doubles• 1 International Tennis Federation career titles – doubles

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