Garbine Muguruza is a professional tennis player and former World No.1. She reached the top spot in September 2017. She has won 10 singles titles and is a two-time Grand Slam winner, winning the 2016 French Open women’s singles and the 2017 Wimbledon women’s singles titles. In 2021, she also won the WTA Tour Finals singles title. That same year, she was in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco was born on October 8, 1993 in Caracas, Venezuela. She currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland, and plays under the Spanish flag. Her mother is Venezuelan while her father is from Basque. She has been playing tennis since she was three years old and she holds Venezuelan and Spanish citizenships.
She is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand and is coached by Conchita Martínez. Since she turned pro in 2012, she has earned US$24,505,556 in prize money. She has also previously worked with Sam Sumyk.
Muguruza did not make her Grand Slam main draw debut as a singles player until 2012. That year, she appeared in the opening round of the US Open. The following year, she made it past the openers and through to the second rounds of the three Grand Slams, except the US Open where she did not play.
In 2014, she made her first singles quarterfinals and her first doubles semifinals, both at the French Open. The following year, she finished in the quarters of Roland Garros again. She followed that with a finals finish at Wimbledon where she was runner-up to Serena Williams.
In 2016, she won her first Grand Slam title in France, beating defending champion, Williams. Her next Grand Slam win was at the 2017 Wimbledon. She beat out Venus Williams for the title. In 2020, she reached another Grand Slam singles finals, this time in Australia. She lost to Sofia Kenin.
- Highest Singles Ranking: 1(September 11, 2017)
- Current Singles Ranking: 9 (August23, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - F (2020)
- French Open - W (2016)
- Wimbledon - W (2017)
- US Open - 4R (2017, 2021)
Other Singles Tournaments
- Tour Finals - W (2021)
- Olympic Games - QF (2021)
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 10(February 23, 2015)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - 2R (2014, 2015)
- French Open - SF (2014)
- Wimbledon - 3R (2014)
- US Open - 3R (2014)
Other Doubles Tournaments
- WTA Tour Finals - F (2015)
- Olympic Games - QF (2016)