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Garbine Muguruza

“Jumping straight to the professional level means that I had to learn how to lose!”

Garbine Muguruza: Rules of Life(24 y.o.)
Garbine Muguruza

Personal Facts

Get to know all the most fascinating Facts about Garbine Muguruza tennis player: her risky habbits, favorite tournament, Salsa & Reggaeton in her life, relationship with friends, love to twitter & much more...

Overview

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  • Garbine's height - 1.82 m., that helps her to be a strong server, as well as a very useful returner.
  • First picked up a racket at the age of 3. After moving to Spain with her family began training at the Bruguera Tennis Academy near Barcelona. "I joined a tennis academy in Spain and that was where I learnt the game. But I think my style of game and my way of playing is not at all Spanish. I’m just the opposite. They sometimes say I must be Russian. It’s true that my body’s not small and my style is not defensive. I am aggressive and I am tall."
  • If she could choose someone famous to snap a pic with, it would be Beyonce.
  • Said that she wouldn’t take a selfie with Justin Bieber.
  • "I like to dance, and sing, and cook, and to be with the iPad, to keep my mind off the game and relaxed."
  • "I love to cook only sweets. Anything with sugar, not with salt. Cakes and cookies. Oreo brownie is the best one. I just take a little bit and then give it away. My brother eats it all."
  • Was named the 14th most marketable athlete by SportsPro in 2016.
  • "I am a risky driver. My mum says: ‘Garbine, you’re going to have an accident, I’m telling you.’ I’m like: ‘Relax. It’s not true.’ I haven’t got a speeding ticket – yet. I know where all thе speed cameras are. I love cars. I also have two brothers who are very into cars."
  • Enjoys a variety of music genres ranging from opera to reggaeton and pop. On her playlist are always Rihanna and David Guetta. "I wish I could have a great voice, but I don’t. But I try. In the car. There’s an echo, and it sounds better. In the shower also, but in the car, as soon as I put my iPad, my mobile, Bluetooth, I am the DJ, I am the one who sings, and the one who drives. It’s my favorite place."
  • "I was born with some rhythm. Not good but enough. I like to dance to Latin music, like Salsa, like Reggaeton. I don’t even know what I am doing. I didn’t take classes. I am just moving. I have South American blood!"
  • In her teens her favorite player to watch was Serena Williams. "When I was young I looked up to Martina Hingis. But when I started to watch more tennis it was Serena because she was really No 1."
  • Likes hard courts as her favorite surface. Her favorite shot is forehand.
  • Can speak Spanish and English.
  • Her sponsors are Adidas, Babolat, Rolex and Maui Jim.

Family

  • Was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Has dual Venezuelan-Spanish nationality (her father is Spanish and her mother is Venezuelan). Moved to Spain in 1999 at age 6.
  • Has 2 brother: Asier (an engineer) and Igor (an economist) and her first memory of tennis was playing with her brothers.

Activism

Garbine Muguruza personal facts
  • Became the first Spanish woman in 18 years to win the French Open."It is a time for women’s tennis to return to the light, as it was, and be on a par with men’s tennis, which is at a very high level."
  • "My favorite tournament is Miami. It was the first time I won some matches and I got the wildcard. Everything was new for me. I was like 'Oh my god, I'm playing a big tournament, a Premier tournament'."
  • Named the ambassador for Mazda Spain and for BBVA bank in 2014.
  • Is only the 2nd player (after Petra Kvitová) born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam title.
  • Managed to win over world No.1 Serena Williams in both the second round of the 2014 French Open and in the 2016 French Open final match.
  • "Speaking about football I like Barcelona and Madrid. But to be honest I follow Real Madrid."
  • Got her first singles title at Hobart in 2014 and was ranked 21 in the world.
  • 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.
  • Played her first professional grass-court tournament in 2012, whe she bombed out in the opening round to Casey Dellacqua. It was her start as a pro.
  • "The girls do not have good relationship in the WTA circuit because we play against each other and it's sport. It's a competition. So this is the hardest part."

Personal Team & Coaching

  • Was coached by Frenchman Sam Sumyk, who was also coach of Victoria Azarenka and Eugenie Bouchard.
  • "I feel really lonely. That's why I want to make my own team - my physio, my coach, my family, my friends -- because I actually don't have friends in the circuit. I travel every week and I just say hello to the other players and that's it. It's tough."

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