This Spanish tennis professional was born on the 8th of October 1993. Her official name is Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco, Muguruza being her paternal family name and Blanco being the maternal one.
At the peak of her career, she was ranked at the World No. 1 spot by the WTA and currently occupies the World No. 3 position.
She is credited with 10 single titles to her name, out of which two are major titles, including the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2021 WTA Final.
She has some powerful groundstrokes and an aggressive style of playing for which she has been both lauded and criticized by fans.
She has gone on to achieve fame in the tennis World by defeating some biggies, like, Caroline Wozniacki who she overcame in 2014 Australian Open and Serena Williams who she defeated at the French Open in the same year.
|Nationality||Spanish and Venezuelan|
|Prize money||US$ 24,006,672|
|Highest ranking||No. 1|
|Current ranking||No. 3|
|Social media profile||Twitter – @GarbiMuguruza
Instagram – Garbine Muguruza
Personal Information and Relationships
- Muguruza’s father hails from Basque, while her mother is a Venezuelan.
- She has two older brothers, named Asier and Igor, and not much is known to the public about them.
Endorsements and Sponsors
- She signed a multi-million dollar deal with Evian to promote packaged drinking water. This was one of her lucrative deals and also an honor as the brand has been represented by stalwarts of tennis like Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys.
- Muguruza along with Carolina Wozniacki are the present-day face of Adidas by Stella McCartney.
- Babolat is the racket provider for this Spanish tennis sensation.
- She is also the brand ambassador for luxury watch line Rolex and has sported their products on many occasions.
- The US-based sunglasses brand Maui Jim is also tied to her.
- In 2014, she was also the face for Mazda, though this deal is not active anymore.
- BBVA was tied to the player in Spain, however now the deal has turned into a global partnership.
- Muguruza began sponsoring Caser Seguros at the beginning of 2018. They are an organization providing services related to health and home.
- In March 2012 Muguruza was given her first wildcard for the WTA main-draw events.
- In 2013 she won her first WTA title at Hobart. She missed most of the remaining half of the season due to an ankle injury.
- She won another WTA title in the next year and also made her debut in the World rankings list in the top 50 segments.
- In 2015, she won the WTA in Beijing and was the semifinalist twice at Wimbledon. She went on to win 2 more WTA titles that season and made her debut in the Top 5.
- In 2016 she won her maiden Grand Slam title.
- She continued the winning spree in 2017 and won her second Grand Slam title. It was also for the second time that she recorded a Top 3 position in World rankings.
- In 2018, she won her 6th career title while still holding onto her position in the Top 20.
- In 2019, she won her 7th career title though her ranking slipped a few notches into the Top 50.
- In 2020, she was the runner up at the Australian Open and re-entered the Top 20 ranking after a slight break.
Prize Money Earnings
- The ferocious Spaniard has accumulated a cool US$ 21,159,801 in total prize money earnings as of now.
- According to Forbes, she is the 6th highest-paid female athlete in the World.
- In the year 2020, she accumulated a total of 6.6 million $ of which around 4.5million $ is from her endorsements.
- Speaking of net worth, it is assumed that she has amassed something to the tune of 12million$, which is cool, considering she still has a long way to go.
- She is known to be a brand-friendly person, so much of her personal wealth is also through numerous endorsements.
- She has both Spanish as well as Venezuelan citizenship.
- She began playing tennis at the tender age of three.
- Though she was born in Venezuela, she moved to Spain at the age of three years old.
- She first trained at the Bruguera Tennis Academy that is situated in Barcelona.
- Muguruza collected a rare feat when she defeated both Serena and Venus Williams in major singles finals. She is the only tennis player in the World to have done so.
- She is considered to be one of the most brand-friendly players in tennis and a number of brands approach her not only for her tennis abilities but also for her ease and camera-friendly attitude.
- She feels strongly about the refugee crisis in the World and that is probably the reason she has taken up the mantle of being an advocate for peace and refugee rehabilitation.
- In her efforts to spread literacy among children, she teamed up with an NGO, Room To Read, that promotes education among younger children.