Garbine Muguruza (born Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco on October 8, 1993 in Carcas, Venezuela) is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player. She started playing tennis at three years of age, along with her brothers. When she was six, Garbine moved to Barcelona to train in the Bruguera Academy. She quickly became a rising star in the tennis world. She was given the wildcard at the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open, his first WTA appearance. She upset the World’s No. 2 player, Vera Zvonareva and the No. 10 Flavia Pennetta before losing in the finals. From there, she continued to find success. She won her first WTA singles title in 2014, taking home the Moorrilla Hobard International title. However, her biggest victory came at the 2014 French Open. She faced Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, beating her in a shocking upset! Though Garbine fell to Maria Sharapova, defeated Serena made Garbine a star. She has also found success as a doubles player, winning two WTA titles and making an appearance at a grand-slam semi-final, the 2014 French Open, with partner Carla Suarez Navarro. She made it to the 2015 Wimbledon finals, upsetting Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets.
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Garbine Muguruza is best known as a tennis player, one who beat Serena Williams at the 2014 French Open quarterfinals.
Garbine’s mother, Scarlet Blanco, is from Venezeula. Her father, Jose Antonio Muguruza, is from Spain. She currently lives in Barcelona and is right handed. She is an avid animal lover and is active on social media. She enjoys cooking, reading and listening to music.