Born in Caracas, Venezuela in October of 1993, Garbiñe Muguruza began playing tennis as early as three years old with her two brothers. The family moved to Spain when she was six years old, and there she began undergoing extensive coaching at the Bruguera Tennis Academy in Barcelona. Leading to 2012 when she turned pro at the age of 19.
Muguruza won her first title in Hobart in 2014, and just a short year later she was in the Wimbledon final. Even though she lost the match, it wasn’t long for her grand slam redemption when in 2016, in a rematch she upset top-seeded Serena Williams in the French Open final, earning her first major championship and raising her rankings to number 2.
Following year in 2017, she made her return to the Wimbledon finals stage, this time facing Venus Williams, her win made her the first player to beat both Williams sisters in major singles finals. The same year at the US Open, while lost during the fourth round, she rose to World Number 1 in the WTA rankings.
Also in 2017, Muguruza announced that she had become an Ambassador for the international education NGO Room to Read and would be working with them to grow the impact of the organization across two focus areas of early grade literacy and equal access to secondary education for girls. In her downtime from her trainings and travel she enjoys cooking, reading and listening to music.