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Garbiñe Muguruza
GARBIñE MUGURUZA BLANCO (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 8 October 1993) is a Spanish - Venezuelan
Venezuelan
tennis player and former world No. 1 who is currently ranked No. 2 in singles by the Women\'s Tennis Association (WTA). Since turning professional in 2012, she has won five singles titles, including two majors at the 2016 French Open
French Open
and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
2017 Wimbledon Championships
. Equipped with powerful groundstrokes and an aggressive game style, Muguruza first came into prominence by reaching the last 16 of the 2014 Australian Open
Australian Open
, where she scored an upset over former world No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
, en route. She then defeated Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the second round of the French Open
French Open
that same year, beating the then-world No
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French Open
The FRENCH OPEN, also called ROLAND-GARROS (French: ), is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris , France. Named after the French aviator Roland Garros , it is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open , Wimbledon and the US Open . Roland Garros is currently the only major open (sport) held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men's singles matches (without a tiebreak in the final set), the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Surface characteristics * 3 Expansion vs
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Australian Open
The AUSTRALIAN OPEN is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne , Australia. First held in 1905, the tournament is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three being the French Open , Wimbledon and the US Open . It features men's and women's singles; men's, women's and mixed doubles and junior's championships; as well as wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. Prior to 1988 the tournament had been played on grass courts, but since then two types of hardcourt surfaces have been used at Melbourne Park – green coloured Rebound Ace up to 2007 and, afterwards, blue Plexicushion . The Australian Open typically has high attendances, rivalling and occasionally exceeding the US Open. The tournament holds the record for the highest attendance at a Grand Slam event
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Tennis At The Summer Olympics
Tennis
Tennis
was part of the Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics , but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics due to disputes between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee over allowing amateur players to compete. After two appearances as a demonstration sport in 1968 and 1984, it returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics and has been played at every edition of the Games since then. 2012 Women's Singles medalists, Serena Williams (center), Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
(right) and Victoria Azarenka (left). In 1896, 1900, 1904, 1988, and 1992, semifinal losers shared bronze medals. In all other years, a playoff match for the bronze medal was staged
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Spanish Naming Customs
SPANISH NAMING CUSTOMS are historical traditions for naming children practised in Spain
Spain
. According to these customs, a person's name consists of a given name (simple or composite) followed by two family names (surnames ). The first surname is usually the father's first surname, and the second the mother's first surname. In recent years, the order of the surnames can be reversed at birth if it is so decided by the parents. Often, the practice is to use one given name and the first surname only (e.g. Miguel de Unamuno
Miguel de Unamuno
), with the full name being used in legal, formal, and documentary matters, or for disambiguation when the first surname is very common (e.g. Federico García Lorca , Gabriel García Márquez )
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Venezuelan
Coordinates : 7°N 65°W / 7°N 65°W / 7; -65 Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Venezuela
* República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Venezuela
(Span
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Fed Cup
FED CUP is the premier international team competition in women's tennis , launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation (ITF). The competition was known as the FEDERATION CUP until 1995 . The Fed Cup
Fed Cup
is the world's largest annual women's international team sports competition, in terms of the number of nations that compete. The men's equivalent of the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
is the Davis Cup
Davis Cup
. Australia
Australia
, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
and the United States
United States
are the only countries that have held both the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
and Davis Cup
Davis Cup
at the same time
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International Tennis Federation
The INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis , wheelchair tennis , and beach tennis . It was founded in 1913 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation by twelve national associations, and as of 2016, is affiliated with 211 national tennis associations and six regional associations. The ITF's governance responsibilities include maintaining and enforcing the rules of tennis, regulating international team competitions, promoting the game, and preserving the sport's integrity via anti-doping and anti-corruption programs. The ITF partners with the Women\'s Tennis Association (WTA) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) to govern professional tennis
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US Open (tennis)
Coordinates : 40°44′59.26″N 73°50′45.91″W / 40.7497944°N 73.8460861°W / 40.7497944; -73.8460861 US Open OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOUNDED 1881; 136 years ago (1881) EDITIONS 137 (2017) LOCATION New York City
New York City
, New York , United States
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Spain
Coordinates : 40°N 4°W / 40°N 4°W / 40; -4 Kingdom of Spain _Reino de España_ (Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Plus Ultra " (Latin ) "Further Beyond" ANTHEM: " Marcha Real
Marcha Real
" (Spanish ) "Royal March" Location of Spain (dark green) – in Europe
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Surname
A SURNAME or FAMILY NAME is a name added to a given name . In many cases, a surname is a family name and many dictionaries define "surname" as a synonym of "family name". In the English-speaking world , it is commonly synonymous with LAST NAME because it is usually placed at the end of a person's full name, after any given names. In most Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries, two or more surnames may be used. In Hungary , Hong Kong , Cambodia , China , Japan , Korea , Madagascar , Taiwan , Vietnam , and parts of India , the family name is placed _before_ a person's given name. The concept of a "surname" is a relatively recent historical development, evolving from a medieval naming practice called a "byname ". Based on an individual's occupation or area of residence, a byname would be used in situations where more than one person had the same name
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Switzerland
SWITZERLAND (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/ ), officially the SWISS CONFEDERATION, is a federal republic in Europe
Europe
. It consists of 26 cantons , and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western -Central Europe
Europe
, and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east
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Geneva
GENEVA (/dʒᵻˈniːvə/ , French : _Genève_ , Arpitan : _Genèva_ , German : _Genf_ , Italian : _Ginevra_ , Romansh : _Genevra_) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich ) and is the most populous city of Romandy , the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva , it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva . The municipality _(ville de Genève)_ has a population (as of December 2015 ) of 198,072, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 484,736 residents. In 2014, the compact _agglomération du Grand Genève _ had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France. Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named "_Métropole lémanique_" contains a population of 1.25 million
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Venezuela
Coordinates : 7°N 65°W / 7°N 65°W / 7; -65 Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Venezuela
* _República Bolivariana de Venezuela_ (Spanish ) _ Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: Gloria al Bravo Pueblo _ (English: "Glory to the Brave People") Capital and largest city Caracas
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Caracas
CARACAS (Spanish pronunciation: ; locally ), officially SANTIAGO DE LEóN DE CARACAS, is the capital, the center of the GREATER CARACAS AREA , and the largest city of Venezuela
Venezuela
. Caracas
Caracas
is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas
Caracas
Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa). Terrain suitable for building lies between 760 and 910 m (2,490 and 2,990 ft) above sea level . The valley is close to the Caribbean Sea , separated from the coast by a steep 2,200-metre-high (7,200 ft) mountain range , Cerro El Ávila ; to the south there are more hills and mountains
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Carla Suárez Navarro
CARLA SUáREZ NAVARRO (born September 3, 1988 in Las Palmas
Las Palmas
de Gran Canaria ) is a Spanish tennis player. She began playing for Spain
Spain
in the 2008 Fed Cup . On February 29, 2016, she reached her career high ranking of World No. 6. Suárez Navarro first came to prominence by reaching the quarter-finals of the 2008 French Open
French Open
as a qualifier, in what was her first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament and only her third appearance in the main draw of a WTA Tour
WTA Tour
tournament
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