Spain’s Garbine Muguruza became tennis’ latest golden girl after defeating defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 at Roland Garros to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.
Garbine Muguruza is the name on everyone’s lips after she outfought and outhit Serena Williams in Paris to claim the women’s singles title at Roland Garros on Saturday.
Here are some interesting facts about the latest rising star in the women’s game…..
She wasn’t born in Spain
Muguruza was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Spanish father and Venezuelan mother. She moved to Spain in 1999 at the age of six.
She started young
She reportedly first picked up a racket at the age of three. She later trained for six years at the Bruguera Tennis Academy near Barcelona.
How tall is she?
At six-feet tall Muguruza stands head and shoulders above many of her fellow players.
A new Spanish hope
With Rafael Nadal entering the twilight of his formidable career, Muguruza looks set to become the new darling of Spanish tennis fans.
Money is not a problem
At the tender age of just 22, Muguruza has already racked up an impressive total in prize money. The 2 million Euro first prize for winning Roland Garros brings her career earnings to around 8.9 million dollars.
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