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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. 1 in straight sets en route to the quarterfinals.

In 2015, at the Wimbledon Championships , she sailed to her first ever Grand Slam final where she lost to Serena Williams, and then went on to win her maiden Premier -level crown by capturing the China
China
Open title. That same year, she also qualified for her first WTA Finals in singles scoring a perfect winning record in the round-robin stage before falling out in the semifinals to eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska .

Muguruza has been successful in doubles, winning five titles, finishing runner-up at the 2015 WTA Finals and reaching the 2014 French Open
French Open
semifinals. She achieved those results with her compatriot, Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Personal life * 2 Playing style and coaching

* 3 Career

* 3.1 2012–2013: Early professional years * 3.2 2014: First WTA title and first Grand Slam quarterfinal * 3.3 2015: First Grand Slam final and top-ten debut * 3.4 2016: French Open
French Open
champion and world No. 2 * 3.5 2017: Wimbledon champion and world No. 1

* 4 Outside tennis

* 4.1 Endorsements * 4.2 Philanthropy

* 5 Career statistics

* 5.1 Grand Slam tournament finals

* 5.1.1 Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

* 5.2 Grand Slam tournament performance timelines

* 5.2.1 Singles * 5.2.2 Doubles

* 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links

PERSONAL LIFE

Muguruza was born in Caracas
Caracas
, Venezuela, on 8 October 1993 to a Venezuelan
Venezuelan
mother, Scarlet Blanco and a Spanish father, José Antonio Muguruza. She has two elder brothers named Asier and Igor, and has dual Spanish- Venezuelan
Venezuelan
nationality. She began playing tennis at the age of three and, after moving to Spain
Spain
with her family when she was six years old, Muguruza trained at the Bruguera Tennis Academy near Barcelona.

PLAYING STYLE AND COACHING

Muguruza is known for her flat, powerful groundstrokes off of both wings. They allow her to take time away from her opponents and dictate baseline rallies, despite the fact that Muguruza may often refrain from going for the lines, or outright winners. She also possesses a powerful serve that is capable of reaching speeds of up to 113 mph (182 km/h). Fellow tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
describes Muguruza's playing style as being "very explosive, especially from every shot. So forehand, backhand, serve, return, everything is coming to you so fast."

Her ability to move and slide effectively on clay also leaves her noted for her clay-court prowess, having reached three consecutive quarter-finals at Roland Garros from 2014 to 2016. Muguruza herself has said that "clay is territory", as she feels most comfortable on the surface. However, as a result of her high-risk game style, Muguruza's inconsistency is also well discussed in the tennis community. Her game can lend itself to several unforced errors and double faults in any given match, and she often loses matches to players ranked several places below her. She had been coached by Alejo Mancisidor from 2010–2015, but then hired Sam Sumyk in 2015. Since then, Muguruza has attempted to finish more points off at the net, which has seen mixed results.

CAREER

2012–2013: EARLY PROFESSIONAL YEARS

After she turned pro on 2 March 2012, Muguruza was given a wildcard at the Miami Open for her first WTA main draw appearance. There, she upset former world No. 2, Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
, and former world No. 10, Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
, before falling in the round of 16 to the eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in straight sets.

At the 2012 US Open , 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
Sara Errani
.

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

At the 2013 BNP Paribas Open , 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
Angelique Kerber
. She was then awarded a main draw wildcard into the Miami Open once more where she matched last year's result, recording wins over Kateřina Siniaková , 23rd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
and ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
en route to the round of 16 where she lost to fifth seed Li Na
Li Na
.

After the Wimbledon Championships , Muguruza underwent a right ankle surgery and missed the rest of the season. She continued to train by hitting groundstrokes sitting down. She ended that year as the world No. 63 in singles and No. 153 in doubles.

2014: FIRST WTA TITLE AND FIRST GRAND SLAM QUARTERFINAL

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
Venus Williams
. The following week, Muguruza qualified and eventually won her first WTA singles title at the Hobart International by defeating Klára Zakopalová
Klára Zakopalová
in the final in straight sets.

At the Australian Open
Australian Open
, Muguruza recovered from a set down to defeat 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in three sets to reach the fourth round for the first time where she lost in straight sets to the 5th seed, Agnieszka Radwańska. She and Arantxa Parra Santonja
Arantxa Parra Santonja
also reached the second round of the doubles event where they lost in straight sets to the 8th seeds, Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
and Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
.

After a three-set defeat to Kimiko Date-Krumm
Kimiko Date-Krumm
in the first round of the Thailand Open , Muguruza reached her second singles final of the year at the Brasil Tennis Cup , where she lost in three sets to Klára Zakopalová despite having led by a set and 5–2. Muguruza then lost in the second round of the Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open after receiving opening round byes, but did reach the quarterfinals of the latter event in doubles where she and her partner, Carla Suárez Navarro lost in three sets to the 8th seeds, Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
and Abigail Spears. Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
reached the final of the Madrid Open , won the Stanford Classic and later qualified for the year-ending WTA Finals .

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, María Teresa Torró Flor in straight sets. However, she and Romina Oprandi
Romina Oprandi
managed to win the doubles event by defeating Katarzyna Piter and Maryna Zanevska in the final in three sets. At the Madrid Open , Muguruza lost in the second round to former US Open champion, Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
but reached the final of the doubles event with Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
where they lost in straight sets to the second seeded Italians, Sara Errani
Sara Errani
and Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
.

After a second round defeat to former French Open
French Open
champion Francesca Schiavone at the Italian Open , Muguruza advanced to her first major quarterfinal at the French Open
French Open
, having handed the world No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams
Serena Williams
her worst defeat in a major tournament, losing only four games in the second round, before losing to the eventual champion, Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in three sets. Muguruza also reached the semi-finals of the doubles event with Suárez Navarro, where the pair lost in three sets to the top seeds and eventual champions, Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
and Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
. As a result of her strong performances at the event, Muguruza achieved career high singles and doubles rankings of world No. 27 and No. 36 respectively.

Muguruza began her grass court season at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships where she reached the quarterfinals before losing to American qualifier CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in straight sets after leading 5–2 in the opening set. At the Wimbledon Championships , Muguruza was seeded twenty-seventh but was upset by Vandeweghe in the first round in three sets. Seeded sixteenth in the doubles event with Carla Suárez Navarro, Muguruza and her partner defeated Ajla Tomljanović and Christina McHale
Christina McHale
and Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
and Klára Koukalová to reach the third round where they lost in straight sets to Andrea Petkovic and Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
.

Muguruza began the North American hard court season at the Stanford Classic . She defeated 6th seed and defending champion, Dominika Cibulková , in three sets and unseeded Slovakian Daniela Hantuchová to reach the quarterfinals where she lost in straight sets to the 3rd seed, Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
. Seeded third in the doubles event with Carla Suárez Navarro, the pair defeated Eva Hrdinová and Andreja Klepač , Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
and Zhang Shuai and the second seeds, Anastasia Rodionova
Anastasia Rodionova
and Alla Kudryavtseva to reach the final where they defeated Paula Kania and Kateřina Siniaková in three sets to win the title. At the following week's Canadian Open , Muguruza overcame Canadian qualifier Stéphanie Dubois in the first round before falling in three sets to fourth seed, Maria Sharapova. In the doubles event, Muguruza and Suárez Navarro progressed to the second round where they lost to the second seeds, Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
and Peng Shuai . At the Cincinnati Masters , Muguruza lost in the first round to German qualifier Annika Beck
Annika Beck
but reached the quarterfinals in doubles where she and Suárez Navarro lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm
Kimiko Date-Krumm
and Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
in straight sets. At the Connecticut Open , Muguruza upset seventh seed Sara Errani
Sara Errani
before defeating qualifier Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
to reach the quarterfinals where she lost in three sets to unseeded Italian, Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
. She and Suárez Navarro also lost to Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja
Arantxa Parra Santonja
in the first round of the doubles event. Muguruza's next event was the US Open , where she competed as the 25th seed. However, she was upset by resurgent qualifier, Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
in the first round in straight sets. She and Suarez Navarro also reached the third round of the doubles event , defeating Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
and Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
and Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja
Arantxa Parra Santonja
en route before losing to the unseeded Williams sisters
Williams sisters
. Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
at the Toray Pan Pacific Open 2014 where she was a doubles finalist

Muguruza began the Asian swing by competing at the Pan Pacific Open . She defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 4th seed Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
and Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
en route to the semi-finals where she fell in three sets to the second seed and eventual runner-up, Caroline Wozniacki. Muguruza also reached the final of the doubles event with Carla Suárez Navarro, defeating Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Šafářová , Jarmila Gajdošová and Arina Rodionova
Arina Rodionova
and the second seeds, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
en route before losing to the top seeds, Cara Black
Cara Black
and Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
in straight sets. Muguruza next competed at the inaugural edition of the Wuhan Open , where she reached the third round of the singles , defeating María Teresa Torró Flor and world No. 2 Simona Halep
Simona Halep
en route and the second round of the doubles with Suárez Navarro after defeating Torró Flor and Sílvia Soler Espinosa in the first round but was ultimately forced to withdraw from the event due to gastritis. At the following week's China
China
Open , Muguruza suffered a three set first round loss to Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
but reached the quarterfinals of the doubles event with Suárez Navarro.

Muguruza's final event of the year was the season ending Tournament of Champions in Sofia
Sofia
, Bulgaria
Bulgaria
. Despite going undefeated in the round robin stage with wins over top seed, Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
, third seed Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
and 6th seed Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
Muguruza fell to the eventual champion, Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic
in the semifinals in straight sets. Muguruza finished the year ranked at career high rankings of world No. 21 in singles and No. 16 in doubles.

2015: FIRST GRAND SLAM FINAL AND TOP-TEN DEBUT

Muguruza reached her second major quarterfinal at the 2015 French Open
French Open
.

Muguruza's first event of the year was to be the Brisbane International but she was forced to withdraw from the event due to an ankle injury. The following week, Muguruza chose not to defend her title at the Hobart International and competed at the Sydney International instead, where she reached the quarterfinals, defeating Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
for the first time in her career en route. At the Australian Open
Australian Open
, she progressed to the fourth round for the second consecutive year with wins over Marina Erakovic, Daniela Hantuchová and Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
before falling to the eventual champion, Serena Williams, in three sets.

Muguruza won both of her singles rubbers in the 2015 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
World Group II , defeating Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
and world No. 3, Simona Halep but Spain, lost the tie 2–3 after Muguruza and her compatriot, Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
, lost the deciding doubles rubber. At the Dubai Tennis Championships , Muguruza reached her first WTA Premier-5 semifinal in singles, defeating qualifier Jarmila Gajdošová , twelfth seed Jelena Janković, fifth seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
and 13th seed and doubles partner Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
before falling to the seventeenth seed and eventual runner-up, Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
in three sets. She also reached the final of the doubles with Suárez Navarro. The following week, Muguruza retired from her first round match against Suárez Navarro at the Qatar Open while trailing 6–5 in the first set.

In March, Muguruza lost to Karolina Plíšková in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters after a second-round win over American wildcard Irina Falconi
Irina Falconi
. Despite this, she rose to a career high singles ranking of world No. 19 after the event. A fortnight later, Muguruza reached the third round of the Miami Open after defeating qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva
Sesil Karatantcheva
but lost to the 11th seed Sara Errani after winning the first set.

Muguruza reached the second round of the three clay court events that she competed in leading into the French Open
French Open
. She lost to second seed Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in Stuttgart , Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
in Marrakech and the eventual finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in Madrid . Muguruza and Suárez Navarro also reached the doubles final of the latter for the second consecutive year but the pair lost in three sets to Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova. Despite failing to win back-to-back matches since February, Muguruza reached her second consecutive French Open quarterfinal, defeating Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
and Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
en route, before losing to the eventual runner-up, Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
. "For me if Muguruza doesn't win it this year, she's going to win this or another major at some point. She's not waiting, she's going and getting it, and that's the only way you can lift a major trophy." 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
, on Muguruza after her semifinal win over Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships .

Muguruza made a poor start to the grass court season, losing in the first round of the Birmingham Classic and the third round of the Eastbourne International after a first round bye. However, she and Suárez Navarro won their first grass court doubles title in Birmingham, defeating Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
and Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
in straight sets in the final. At the Wimbledon Championships , Muguruza defeated 10th seed Kerber in the third round, 5th seed Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round, 15th seed Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
in the quarterfinals and 13th seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the semifinals to advance to her maiden major final. She played against world No. 1, Serena Williams, for the title, but lost in straight sets. After the tournament, Muguruza entered the top 10 for the first time, moving up to world No. 9 in the rankings.

During the US Open series , Muguruza did not enjoy much success, dropping her opening matches in Toronto and Cincinnati to qualifiers Lesia Tsurenko and Yaroslava Shvedova respectively. At the US Open , she recorded her first win at the tournament by defeating German Carina Witthöft in the first round. However, she fell short to Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta
in the following round in three sets, the match was a total time of 3 hours and 23 minutes, the longest women's singles match in that tournament's history since the introduction of tiebreaker in 1970.

Muguruza kicked off the Asian swing at the Pan Pacific Open where she successfully advanced to the last eight after defeating Barbora Strýcová before losing to eventual finalist Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
in straight sets. At the Wuhan Open , Muguruza successfully cruised into her second straight quarterfinal at the event after dispatching Sloane Stephens and Ana Ivanovic. She then went on to defeat the likes of Anna Karolina Schmiedlova and Kerber to reach the final where she faced Venus Williams
Venus Williams
but was forced to retire in the second set with an ankle injury. Muguruza was able to crack the Top 5 for the first time in her career after the tournament's conclusion. At the China Open , Muguruza breezed by Irina Falconi
Irina Falconi
before going the distance against Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
to advance to the quarterfinals. With the win, Muguruza qualified for the WTA Finals for the first time. She will be the first Spaniard to compete at the year-end championships since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
in 2001. She then beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Radwańska to advance to her maiden Premier Mandatory final. With her semifinal win over Radwańska, Muguruza reached a career high of world No. 4. She went on to defeat Bacsinszky in straight sets to claim her first Premier Mandatory title and her biggest title of her career.

Muguruza then traveled to Singapore for the WTA Finals, where she went undefeated in the round robin play, beating Petra Kvitová, Angelique Kerber, and Lucie Šafářová. She then lost to eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the semifinals. Muguruza also competed in doubles in Singapore, where she and her compatriot Carla Suárez Navarro reached the final. However, they lost to the No. 1 seeds Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
and Sania Mirza.

2016: FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION AND WORLD NO. 2

Muguruza holds her trophy after winning the 2016 French Open
French Open

Muguruza started her year at Brisbane International, when she already had to retire in her first match of the tournament due to plantar fasciitis . Her next tournament was the Australian Open
Australian Open
, where she ensured a spot in the third round with straight set wins over Anett Kontaveit and Kirsten Flipkens, but fell to Barbora Strýcová. At the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
, Muguruza helped in Spain's tie against Serbia
Serbia
with wins over Ivana Jorović and Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
.

At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Muguruza suffered another early loss as she fell to eventual semi-finalist Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
. Her next tournament was the Qatar Open , where she reached first quarterfinal of the year, defeating Nao Hibino and Tímea Babos, but lost then to Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic
in three sets. Next she played in Indian Wells Open , where she lost in her opening match against Christina McHale
Christina McHale
after receiving first round bye. At the Miami Open , she was close to being defeated in the opening match against Dominika Cibulkova but survived in the final set. She reached the fourth round but lost to the Indian Wells Champion Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in two tiebreakers.

She kicked off the clay court season by participating the Fed Cup against Italy. She scored wins against Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
and No. 7, Roberta Vinci, to help Spain
Spain
enter the World Group next year. She then played in Stuttgart Open . She reached her second quarterfinals of the season where she lost to Petra Kvitová. At the Madrid Open , she lost in the second round against Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
, despite serving for the match. She then went on to reach her first WTA semifinals of the season in Rome , after defeating top ten opponent Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
in quarterfinals, but lost to Madison Keys
Madison Keys
in straight sets.

At the French Open
French Open
, Muguruza turned her season around, unexpectedly capturing her first major title. She lost the first set against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in her first round match but won in three sets. After that she easily reached her second major final without losing a set in the next five matches, including wins over former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the fourth round, surprise quarterfinalist Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers
, and former runner-up Sam Stosur in the semi-finals. In the final, she faced world No. 1, Serena Williams, in a rematch of the previous year's Wimbledon final , and won in straight sets for her maiden major title. She marked 14 straight sets won after losing the first she played. With the title she rose to a career high No. 2 in the WTA rankings of 6 June 2016. She is also the first Spanish female player to win a major title since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
in 1998. By winning, Muguruza became the second player of either gender born in the 1990s to win a Major title after Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
first did so at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships
2011 Wimbledon Championships
.

Muguruza started off the grass season by playing in her home tournament the Mallorca Open , where she was the No. 1 seed. However, she suffered a first-round exit to former Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
in straight sets, marking the third tournament of the year where she lost in her first match played and her second consecutive loss to Flipkens on grass. Muguruza returned to grass for Wimbledon as the second favorite with the chance to usurp the top ranking from Williams while being heralded as the leader of the next generation, following Williams' recent slump in tournament finals. Though Muguruza won her opening match against Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
in a high quality display, she was quickly upset by Jana Čepelová
Jana Čepelová
in the second round. Unable to defend her finalist points from the previous year, Muguruza regressed to world No. 3 at the end of the tournament. At the Rio Olympic Games, Muguruza arrived as one of the favorite players to win in the women's singles tennis event. She defeated Andreea Mitu of Romania
Romania
and Nao Hibino of Japan to progress to the third round. However, she was defeated comprehensively by the eventual Gold medalist Monica Puig
Monica Puig
of Puerto Rico.

Muguruza did not have much success during the US Open series, either. At the US Open , she suffered another second-round loss, this time to Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasija Sevastova
. She did not fare well during the Asian Swing, with early round losses at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, the Wuhan Open in Wuhan, and the China
China
Open in Beijing. The loss in Beijing was significant, because Muguruza was the defending champion, and she therefore dropped in ranking after the tournament. However, she still qualified for the WTA Finals . Muguruza was defeated in the round robin stage, her only win coming from a three-set match against Svetlana Kuznetsova. She ended the season ranked No. 7.

2017: WIMBLEDON CHAMPION AND WORLD NO. 1

Main article: 2017 Garbiñe Muguruza tennis season

Muguruza started the season at the Brisbane International , being the No. 4 seed. She made a run to the semifinals after three-set wins over Sam Stosur and Daria Kasatkina
Daria Kasatkina
, and a straight sets win over Svetlana Kuznetsova. She then retired in the first set of her semifinal match against Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
due to injury. At the Australian Open
Australian Open
, Muguruza beat Marina Erakovic, Samantha Crawford , Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasija Sevastova
and Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
en route to her first ever quarterfinal at the tournament. She then lost to CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in straight sets.

Muguruza then played the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
quarterfinals, where she beat Barbora Strycova in three sets before losing to Karolina Pliskova. Spain
Spain
ended up losing the tie 2-3. During the Gulf Swing, she beat Cagla Buyukakcay in Doha , before succumbing to Zhang Shuai in three sets. She then retired in her first match at Dubai against Kateryna Bondarenko , due to injury. At Indian Wells , Muguruza advanced to the quarterfinals, beating Kirsten Flipkens, 17-year-old Kayla Day , and Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
en route. She then lost to world No. 3, Karolina Pliskova, in two tiebreaks. At Miami , she reached the fourth round and retired against Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
after losing the first set due to illness. Muguruza at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
2017 Wimbledon Championships
where she was a champion

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
Timea Bacsinszky
respectively. She bounced back in Rome by reaching the semi-finals, before she had to retire against Elina Svitolina in the first set due to a neck injury. Muguruza entered the French Open
French Open
as the defending champion, where she reached the fourth round, losing to home favourite Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
in three sets. In that game against Mladenovic, Muguruza had to face an extremely unfavorable crowd as well, almost bordering an unsportmanship-like behavior, since most of her unforced errors were celebrated not only by Mladenovic but by the crowd too. As she left the court and was receiving an ovation from the crowd, she was seen shaking her head and demanding the crowd not to applaud, since they wanted her to lose. In the following press conference, when asked about the pressure she suffered from the crowd, she started to cry and had to quit the press conference for about five minutes before she came to resume her thoughts on the match. This prompted a huge reaction in the Spanish sporting press, with some making the comment that "The Suzanne Lenglen Court looked more like the Stade de France, and it was as if there was a football game going on and not a tennis match" . Since she failed to defend her title, Muguruza fell from the top 10.

Prior to Wimbledon, Muguruza began her grass court season at the Birmingham Classic where she beat Elizaveta Kulichkova
Elizaveta Kulichkova
, Alison Riske and CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
before losing in the semi-finals to eventual runner-up Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty
. She followed that with a second round exit at the Eastbourne International , losing to Barbora Strýcová.

As the 14th seed, Muguruza reached the Wimbledon fourth round, beating Ekaterina Alexandrova , Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
and Sorana Cîrstea. She then faced the previous year's runner-up and world No. 1, Angelique Kerber, eventually beating her in three sets. She then defeated 7th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
and then 87th-ranked Magdaléna Rybáriková, both in straight sets, to advance to her second Wimbledon final. There, she defeated 10th seed Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in straight sets, clinching her second major title, and became the first ever player to defeat both Williams sisters
Williams sisters
in major singles finals.

Muguruza started her hard court summer in Stanford, beating Kayla Day and Ana Konjuh
Ana Konjuh
before losing in the semifinals to Madison Keys. She next travelled to Toronto for the Rogers Cup
Rogers Cup
, and recorded wins over Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
and Ashleigh Barty. Muguruza lost in the quarterfinals to Elina Svitolina. Muguruza's next tournament was the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. She won two tough three set matches against Madison Keys
Madison Keys
and Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
to make it to the semifinals. There she faced Karolína Plíšková, the world No. 1, to whom she had lost six times in a row. This time Muguruza turned the tables and won in two sets. In the final she played Simona Halep, dropping only one game in 57 minutes to capture the fifth title of her career. This also marked the first time in which she won multiple titles in one season.

Muguruza entered the US Open as the contender of the No. 1 WTA rankings. She beat Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
in a rematch of the Wimbledon semifinal to reach the fourth round of the US Open for the first time, where she lost to Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in straight sets. Despite the loss, Muguruza rose to the No. 1 ranking after reigning No. 1 Karolína Plíšková's loss to CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in the quarterfinals, and became the 24th woman to achieve the ranking.

In Tokyo she lost to Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in the semifinals, winning only 2 games. She then lost in the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open to Jeļena Ostapenko
Jeļena Ostapenko
and retired in the first round of the China
China
Open to Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
after losing eight of the first nine games. With Simona Halep
Simona Halep
advancing to the final of the event, Muguruza ultimately lost the No. 1 ranking. Shortly after, she was named WTA Player of the Year. Muguruza was seeded second at the WTA Finals and was drawn in the red group alongside Karolína Plíšková, Venus Williams
Venus Williams
and Jeļena Ostapenko. She won her first match against Ostapenko in straight sets before losing to Plíškova, winning two games in both sets. Mugurza then faced Williams for a place in the semifinals but ended up losing in straight sets. This loss ended Muguruza's chances of gaining the year-end No. 1 ranking.

OUTSIDE TENNIS

ENDORSEMENTS

Muguruza was named the ambassador for Mazda
Mazda
Spain
Spain
in June 2014 and for BBVA
BBVA
bank in December 2014. Her other endorsement partners are Adidas
Adidas
, Babolat
Babolat
, Rolex
Rolex
and Maui Jim . In June 2016, she was named the 14th most marketable athlete by SportsPro .

PHILANTHROPY

In June 2017, shortly before winning her first Wimbledon women's singles crown, Muguruza announced that she had become an Ambassador for the international education NGO Room to Read . Muguruza announced plans to help the organization to grow its impact in two focus areas of early grade literacy and equal access to secondary education for girls.

CAREER STATISTICS

Main article: Garbiñe Muguruza career statistics

GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT FINALS

Singles: 3 (2 Titles, 1 Runner-up)

RESULT YEAR TOURNAMENT SURFACE OPPONENT SCORE

Runner-up 2015 Wimbledon Grass Serena Williams
Serena Williams
4–6, 4–6

Winner 2016 French Open
French Open
Clay Serena Williams 7–5, 6–4

Winner 2017 Wimbledon Grass Venus Williams
Venus Williams
7–5, 6–0

GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE TIMELINES

KEY W F SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Singles

This table is current through the 2017 US Open

TOURNAMENT 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L WIN%

MAJOR TOURNAMENTS

Australian Open
Australian Open
A 2R 4R 4R 3R QF 0 / 5 13–5 72%

French Open
French Open
Q3 2R QF QF W 4R 1 / 5 19–4 83%

Wimbledon Q2 2R 1R F 2R W 1 / 5 15–4 79%

US Open 1R A 1R 2R 2R 4R 0 / 5 5–5 50%

WIN–LOSS 0–1 3–3 7–4 14–4 11–3 17–3 2 / 20 52–18 74%

Doubles

This table is current through the 2017 US Open

TOURNAMENT 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L

MAJOR TOURNAMENTS

Australian Open
Australian Open
A 2R 2R A A 0 / 2 2–2

French Open
French Open
1R SF 1R A A 0 / 3 4–3

Wimbledon 1R 3R 2R A A 0 / 3 3–3

US Open A 3R 2R A A 0 / 2 3–2

WIN–LOSS 0–2 9–4 3–4 0–0 0–0 0 / 10 12–10

NOTES

* ^ In isolation, Blanco is pronounced .

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