28 Facts About Garbine Muguruza

1. Garbine Muguruza was named the ambassador for Mazda Spain in June 2014 and for BBVA bank in December 2014.

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2. Garbine Muguruza started grass-court season as the top seed in Birmingham, where she lost in second round to Barbora Strycova.

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3. Garbine Muguruza was seeded second at the WTA Finals and was drawn in the red group alongside Karolina Pliskova, Venus Williams and Jelena Ostapenko.

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4. Garbine Muguruza started her hard court summer in Stanford, beating Kayla Day and Ana Konjuh before losing in the semifinals to Madison Keys.

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5. Garbine Muguruza entered the French Open as the defending champion, where she reached the fourth round, losing to home favourite Kristina Mladenovic in three sets.

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6. Garbine Muguruza suffered early losses at the start of the clay season, losing in her opening matches in Stuttgart and Madrid to Anett Kontaveit and Timea Bacsinszky respectively.

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7. At the Australian Open, Garbine Muguruza beat Marina Erakovic, Samantha Crawford, Anastasija Sevastova and Sorana Cirstea en route to her first ever quarterfinal at the tournament.

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8. Garbine Muguruza started the season at the Brisbane International, being the No 4 seed.

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9. At the Rio Olympic Games, Garbine Muguruza arrived as one of the favorite players to win in the women's singles tennis event.

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10. At the French Open, Garbine Muguruza turned her season around, unexpectedly capturing her first major title.

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11. Garbine Muguruza started her year at Brisbane International, when she already had to retire in her first match of the tournament due to plantar fasciitis.

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12. Garbine Muguruza competed in doubles in Singapore, where she and her compatriot Carla Suarez Navarro reached the final.

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13. At the China Open, Garbine Muguruza breezed by Irina Falconi before going the distance against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to advance to the quarterfinals.

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14. At the Wuhan Open, Garbine Muguruza successfully cruised into her second straight quarterfinal at the event after dispatching Sloane Stephens and Ana Ivanovic.

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15. Garbine Muguruza kicked off the Asian swing at the Pan Pacific Open where she successfully advanced to the last eight after defeating Barbora Strycova before losing to eventual finalist Belinda Bencic in straight sets.

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16. Garbine Muguruza reached the second round of the three clay court events that she competed in leading into the French Open.

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17. Garbine Muguruza finished the year ranked at career high rankings of world No 21 in singles and No 16 in doubles.

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18. Garbine Muguruza began the Asian swing by competing at the Pan Pacific Open.

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19. Garbine Muguruza began the North American hard court season at the Stanford Classic.

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20. Garbine Muguruza reached the semi-finals of the doubles event with Suarez Navarro, where the pair lost in three sets to the top seeds and eventual champions, Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei.

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21. Garbine Muguruza recovered from her first round defeat at the Monterrey Open by reaching the semifinals of the Marrakech Grand Prix where she lost to the eventual champion, Maria Teresa Torro Flor in straight sets.

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

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23. At the 2013 BNP Paribas Open, Garbine Muguruza successfully qualified for the main draw and then made her way to the last 16, where she fell to eventual semi-finalist Angelique Kerber.

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24. At the 2013 Australian Open, Garbine Muguruza made it into the main draw after several players withdrew that did not pass into the qualifying match, she lost to Serena Williams in straight sets at the second round.

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25. At the 2012 US Open, Garbine Muguruza qualified into the Grand Slam main draw for the first time after a number of players withdrew without giving a selection of qualifying matches, she lost to three sets by 10th seed Sara Errani.

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26. Since then, Garbine Muguruza has attempted to finish more points off at the net, which has seen mixed results.

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27. Garbine Muguruza is known for her flat, powerful groundstrokes from both wings.

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28. Garbine Muguruza was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on 8 October 1993 to a Venezuelan mother, Scarlet Blanco and a Basque father, Jose Antonio Muguruza.

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