Garbine Muguruza, the Venezuelan-born Spanish Tennis player was born on 8th October 1993 in Caracas. Let’s take a look at some of the facts that were not known to the world.
- Love for cooking – Garbine is a self-acclaimed chef and claims that cooking is the best way to take her mind off tennis. After winning her maiden Grand Slam, the French Open 2016, she said in the post-match interview, “Anything with sugar, not with salt. Cakes and cookies. Oreo brownie is the best one,” she said”.
- Early to come, early to rise – Garbine had picked up tennis very early in her life, all thanks to her two brothers who were hell-bent on playing tennis. She picked up a racquet when she was three years old and twenty years later, let’s thank the stars for that!
- The Spanish Tango – Garbine became only the second ever Spanish woman to have won the French Open. And that, it was her coach, Conchita Martinez who won it in 1994. In spite of all the hoopla around Spanish players having an advantage over the clay, well, this is quite surprising.
- Why do we fall? Only to rise. The Wimbledon 2016 was only Garbine’s 4th career since she turned pro in 2011. According to a journalist, Tumaini Carayol, no player ever from the Open era has won so fewer titles of winning their second Grand Slam trophy.
- The sister act – You may not believe it but Garbine is the only player to have beaten both Serena and Venus Williams in finals of a Grand Slam.