Garbiñe Muguruza

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Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza RG 2013.jpg
Garbine Muguruza at the 2013 French Open
Country  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 20)
Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro March 2nd, 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,290,953
Singles
Career record 181–89
Career titles 1 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 27 (9 June 2014)
Current ranking No. 28 (28 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2014)
French Open QF (2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2013)
US Open 1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 33–23
Career titles 2 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 32 (21 July 2014)
Current ranking No. 32 (28 July 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open SF (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
Last updated on: 29 July 2014.

Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (born October 8, 1993) is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 28 in singles and World No. 32 in doubles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Highlights of Muguruza's career thus far include winning the 2014 Moorilla Hobart International and a quarterfinal appearance at the 2014 French Open, where she defeated World No. 1 Serena Williams en route before losing to the eventual champion, Maria Sharapova in three sets. Muguruza has also enjoyed success in doubles, winning two WTA doubles title and reaching one grand slam semi-final at the 2014 French Open with her compatriot, Carla Suarez Navarro. Muguruza achieved her career high singles and doubles rankings of World No. 27 and World No. 32 in June and July 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Garbiñe was born to a Spanish father, José Antonio, and a Venezuelan mother, Scarlet Blanco, in Caracas, Venezuela.

Career[edit]

2012–2013[edit]

Muguruza was given a wildcard at the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open for her first WTA main draw appearance. There, she upset former World No. 2 Vera Zvonareva and former World No. 10 Flavia Pennetta in the second and third rounds before losing to the eventual champion, Agnieszka Radwańska in straight sets.

At the 2013 BNP Paribas Open, Muguruza made it through two rounds of qualifying and then made her way to the fourth round of the main draw, where she fell to Angelique Kerber. She was then awarded a main draw wildcard into the Premier Mandatory event in Miami for the second consecutive year, where she advanced to the fourth round, recording wins over Kateřina Siniaková, twenty-third seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki en route before losing to the No. 5 seed, Li Na.

2014: Breakthrough[edit]

Muguruza began the 2014 season with a quarterfinal appearance at the 2014 ASB Classic, where she lost to former World No. 1 and eventual runner-up, Venus Williams. The following week, Muguruza qualified and eventually won her first WTA singles title at the Hobart International by defeating Klára Zakopalová in the final in straight sets.[1] At the Australian Open, Muguruza recovered from a set down to defeat tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki in three sets[2] to reach the fourth round for the first time where she lost in straight sets to the fifth seed, Agnieszka Radwanska.[3] She and Arantxa Parra Santonja also reached the second round of the doubles event where they lost in straight sets to the eighth seeds, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears.

After a three-set defeat to Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round of the 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, Muguruza reached her second singles final of the year at the 2014 Brasil Tennis Cup, where she lost in three sets to Klara Zakopalova despite having led by a set and 5–2.[4] Muguruza then lost in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open and 2014 Sony Open Tennis after receiving opening round byes but did reach the quarterfinals of the latter event in doubles where she and her partner, Carla Suarez Navarro lost in three sets to the eighth seeds, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears.

Muguruza recovered from her first round defeat at the 2014 Monterrey Open by reaching the semi-finals of the 2014 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem where she lost to the eventual champion, María Teresa Torró Flor in straight sets. However, she and Romina Oprandi managed to win the doubles event by defeating Katarzyna Piter and Maryna Zanevska in the final in three sets. At the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open, Muguruza lost in the second round to former US Open champion, Samantha Stosur[5] but reached the final of the doubles event with Carla Suarez Navarro where they lost in straight sets to the second seeded Italians, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. After a second round defeat to former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone at the 2014 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Muguruza advanced to her first grand slam quarterfinal at the French Open where she defeated the World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams en route[6] before losing to the eventual champion, Maria Sharapova in three sets.[7] Muguruza also 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 Su-Wei Hsieh. As a result of her strong performances at the event, Muguruza achieved career high singles and doubles rankings of World No. 27 and World No. 36 respectively.

Mugurza began her grass court season at the 2014 Topshelf Open where she reached the quarterfinals before losing to American qualifier Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets after leading 5–2 in the opening set.[8] At the Wimbledon Championships, Muguruza was seeded twenty-seventh but was upset by Vandeweghe in the first round in three sets.[9] Seeded sixteenth in the doubles event with Carla Suárez Navarro, Muguruza and her partner defeated Ajla Tomljanović and Christina McHale and Monica Niculescu and Klára Koukalová to reach the third round where they lost in straight sets to Andrea Petkovic and Magdaléna Rybáriková.[10]

Muguruza began the North American hard court season at the Bank of The West Classic in Stanford. She defeated sixth seed and defending champion, Dominika Cibulková in three sets[11] and Daniela Hantuchová[12] to reach the quarterfinals where she faces the third seed, Angelique Kerber. Seeded third in the doubles event with Carla Suárez Navarro, the pair defeated Eva Hrdinová and Andreja Klepač and Caroline Garcia and Zhang Shuai to reach the semi-finals where they face the second seeds, Anastasia Rodionova and Alla Kudryavtseva.[13]

Significant finals[edit]

WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Madrid Open Clay Spain Carla Suárez Navarro Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–6, 3–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. January 11, 2014 Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1. March 1, 2014 Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis, Brazil Hard Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 6–4, 5–7, 0–6

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. January 12, 2013 Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Spain María Teresa Torró Flor Hungary Tímea Babos
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 2. April 27, 2014 Marrakech Grand Prix, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay Switzerland Romina Oprandi Poland Katarzyna Piter
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
4–6, 6–2, [11–9]
Runner-up 1. May 10, 2014 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Carla Suárez Navarro Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles finals: 12 (7 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 May 2009 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay United Kingdom Amanda Carreras 5–7, 5–7
Winner 1. 20 December 2009 ITF Vinaròs, Spain Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Ema Burgić 6–2, 3–0 retired
Runner-up 2. 7 February 2010 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay Russia Viktoria Kamenskaya 6–7(4), 6–3, 2–6
Winner 2. 14 February 2010 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay Poland Katarzyna Kawa 3–6, 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 27 March 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay Hungary Réka-Luca Jani 2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 24 April 2011 ITF Torrent, Valencia, Spain Clay Venezuela Marina Giral Lores 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 19 June 2011 ITF Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 25 June 2011 ITF Alcobaça, Portugal Clay France Victoria Larrière 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 5. 17 July 2011 ITF Cáceres, Spain Clay Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 18 September 2011 ITF Mestre, Italy Clay Germany Mona Barthel 5–7, 2–6
Winner 6. 13 November 2011 ITF Benicarló, Spain Clay Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 7–6(3), 6–7(4), 6–3
Winner 7. 18 March 2012 ITF Clearwater, United States Hard United States Grace Min 6–0, 6–1

Doubles finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 20 September 2009 ITF Lérida, Spain Clay Mexico Ximena Hermoso Georgia (country) Sofia Kvatsabaia
Russia Avgusta Tsybysheva
3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 11 October 2009 ITF Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain Clay Mexico Ximena Hermoso Israel Efrat Mishor
Germany Anna Zaja
6–2, 6–2

Head-to-Head statistics[edit]

Head-to-Head vs. Top 10 Ranked Players[edit]

Player Highest Ranking Record Win% Hardcourt Clay Grass Last Match
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki[14] No. 1 2–0 100% 2–0 0–0 0–0 Won (4–6, 7–5, 6–3) at 2014 Australian Open
Russia Vera Zvonareva[15] No. 2 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 6–3) at 2012 Sony Ericsson Open
Italy Flavia Pennetta[16] No. 10 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 1–6, 7–6(8–6) at 2012 Sony Ericsson Open
United States Serena Williams[17] No. 1 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2014 French Open
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska[18] No. 2 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2014 Australian Open
China Li Na[19] No. 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 Lost (6–7, 2–66–8) at Sony Open
Russia Maria Sharapova[20] No. 1 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0 Lost (6–1, 5–7, 1–6) at 2014 French Open
Italy Sara Errani[21] No. 5 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 7–68–6, 1–6) at 2012 US Open
Germany Angelique Kerber[22] No. 5 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 5–7) at 2013 BNP Paribas Open

Wins over reigning World No. 1's[edit]

Outcome # Player Event Surface Round Score
Quarterfinalist 1 United States Serena Williams 2014 French Open Clay 2R 6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

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[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 4R 0 / 2 4–2
French Open Q3 2R QF 0 / 2 5–2
Wimbledon Q2 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
US Open 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Win–Loss 0–1 3–3 7–3 0 / 7 10–7
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A 4R 2R 0 / 2 3–2
Miami 4R 4R 2R 0 / 3 6–3
Madrid 1R Q2 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Beijing Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Doha A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
Montréal / Toronto A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0
Tokyo Q2 A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Wuhan Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
Career statistics
2012 2013 2014
Tournaments Played 8 12 11 31
Titles 0 0 1 1
Finals Reached 0 0 2 2
Hard Win–Loss 3–4 8–6 17–7 1 / 18 28–17
Clay Win–Loss 3–3 2–4 5–3 0 / 10 10–10
Grass Win–Loss 0–1 4–2 0–0 0 / 3 4–3
Overall Win–Loss 6–8 14–12 22–10 1 / 31 42–30
Win % 43% 54% 69% 55%
Year-End Ranking 104 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garbine Muguruza defeats Klara Zakopalova to win Hobart International, ABC Grandstand Sport, 11 January 2014
  2. ^ "Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki shocked by Garbine Muguruza as Maria Sharapova advances". abc.net.au. 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Agnieszka Radwanska beats Garbine Muguruza to make quarters/". MVP Genius. 2014-01-20. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Klara Zakopalova beats Garbine Muguruza in Brazil Cup final". Sports Illustrated. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  5. ^ "Sam Stosur's French Open optimism against Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova". Sydney Morning Herald. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  6. ^ "French Open: Garbine Muguruza beats Serena Williams at the French Open". Sydney Morning Herald. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  7. ^ "French Open: Maria Sharapova advances to semi-finals after beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza". The Telegraph. 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  8. ^ "Vandeweghe sees off Muguruza". Sportal.com.au. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  9. ^ "Coco Vandeweghe upsets Garbine Muguruza for first win at Wimbledon". Journal Star. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  10. ^ "Wimbledon Women's Doubles Draw". Wimbledon.com. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Defending champion Dominika Cibulkova stunned by Garbine Muguruza in Stanford". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters". bostonherald.com. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "2014 Bank of The West Classic – Women's Doubles Draw". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "WTA Caroline Wozniacki vs. Garbine Muguruza". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "WTA Vera Zvonareva vs. Garbine Muguruza". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "WTA Garbine Muguruza vs. Flavia Pennetta". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "WTA Serena Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "WTA Garbine Muguruza vs. Agnieszka Radwanska". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "WTA Garbine Muguruza vs. Li Na". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "WTA Garbine Muguruza vs. Maria Sharapova". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "WTA Garbine Muguruza vs. Sara Errani". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  22. ^ "WTA Garbine Muguruza vs. Angelique Kerber". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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