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Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza Biography

Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza.[Credit/skysports.com]

Garbine Muguruza is a 27 years old Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player. Her full name is Garbine Muguruza Blanco. She was born on 8th October 1993, in Caracas, Venezuela.

Her parents are Scarlet Blanco and Jose Antonio Muguruza. Garbine also has siblings dubbed Asier Muguruza and Igor Muguruza.

She has a height of 1.82m. The tennis guru turned professional in the year 2012. Muguruza is a former world No.1. She has won eight singles titles. That is in the inclusion of two majors; the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

Muguruza has a special talent that has been recognized and celebrated globally. She has been a big inspiration and motivation to all those aspiring to become tennis players.

Her determination on the tennis court had led to a massive win against the Venezuelans. They have thus empowered her to do even better.

Garbine is well known for her powerful groundstrokes and aggressive style of play. She came to prominence in 2014. That was after reaching the last16 at the Australian Open, where she outdid former world No.1, Caroline Wozniacki.

Amazingly, Garbine defeated the celebrated global tennis icon, Serena Williams. That was in the second round of the French Open, beating her in straight sets.

The tennis starlet made it to her first Grand Slam final at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. However, she lost to Serena Williams.

Career wins

Nevertheless, she won her maiden Premier-level crown by capturing the China Open title.

The same year, she qualified for her first WTA Finals in singles, scoring a perfect winning record in the round-robin stage before losing to eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska in the semifinals.

Garbine Muguruza has been a successful player in doubles. She has won five titles, finishing runner-up at the 2015 WTA Finals. She as well reached the 2014 French Open semifinals.

The tennis sensation was able to achieve those results with her compatriot Carla Navarro.

Professional Career

After Garbine turned pro, she was given a wildcard at the Miami Open, for her first WTA main draw appearance. She did a commendable job and upset several tennis stars.

In the 2014 season, Muguruza began with a quarterfinal appearance at the Auckland Open. However, she lost to former world No.1 and eventual runner-up Venus Williams.

Later on, she qualified and eventually won her first WTA singles title at the Hobart International. That was when she defeated Klára Zakopalová in the final in straight sets.

Garbine’s career has grown as tournaments continue. In the first round of the Thailand Open, the tennis sensation reached her second singles final of the year at the Brasil Tennis Cup. She, unfortunately, lost in three sets.

Muguruza as well lost in the second of the Indian Wells Open and the Miami Open. That was after receiving opening-round byes but did reach the quarterfinals of the latter event in doubles. She did that together with her partner Carla Navarro.

The tennis player has also been to the Asian swing by competing at the Pan Pacific Open. In 2015, Muguruza was to have her first event at Brisbane International. However, she sustained an ankle injury and thus had to withdraw.

Career progression

At the Australian Open, she progressed to the fourth round for the second consecutive year with wins over three tennis players. The players included Marina Erakovic, Daniela Hantuchová and Timea Bacsinszky.

Progressively, Garbine debuted the 2016 and 2017 at the same Brisbane International and played several tournaments. She had a fair share of wins and losses.

In 2018 at the Australian Open, Muguruza was the third seed. The tennis sensation was as well in contention for the No. 1 ranking. Eventually, in the first round, she beat French wildcard Jessika Ponchet in straight sets.

In the year 2018, the Hopman Cup organizers revealed that Garbine would represent Spain at the 2019 edition. Unfortunately, she lost at her first appearance at the tournament to Germany’s Angelique Kerber.

Following the suspension of the WTA Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 she participated in the US Open.

In 2021, the tennis starlet began her season at Abu Dhabi. While there, she scored wins over Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Kristina Mladenovic before losing to Maria Sakkari in straight sets.

Garbine Muguruza Net Worth

According to reports, the tennis big wig has an estimated net worth of $12 million. In the year 2020, she was ranked at the sixth position in Forbes’ list of the highest-paid female athletes.

Garbine Muguruza salary

Muguruza has reportedly accumulated $21,159,801 worth of prize money from her tennis career so far. Her exact salary cannot be determined as no reliable source has revealed that.

Garbine Muguruza endorsements

The tennis player has had several endorsement deals. She has sponsorship deals with Adidas, Beats, Babolat, Rolex, Cesar Insurance and Maui Jim among others.

‘Her apparels deal with Adidas is considered to be one of the most lucrative ones in tennis.’

Garbine Muguruza family

Muguruza is reportedly single and has no kids yet.

Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza.[Credit/Skysports.com ]

Garbine Muguruza Foundation and Charity work

Garbine is part of ‘The Spaniard’ which has teamed up with education NGO and Room to Read. Their aim is global education. Therefore, they help in assuring that young children gain literacy. Muguruza is also an advocate for peace and refugee habilitation.

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