Garbiñe Muguruza at the 2014 Toray Pan Pacific Open.
8 October 1993 |
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Turned pro||2 March 2012|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||232–115 (66.86%)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (26 October 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 5 (1 February 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2014, 2015)|
|French Open||QF (2014, 2015)|
|US Open||2R (2015)|
|Tour Finals||SF (2015)|
|Career titles||5 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (23 February 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 14 (20 July 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2014, 2015)|
|French Open||SF (2014)|
|US Open||3R (2014)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||F (2015)|
|Last updated on: 2 October 2015.|
Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡarˈβiɲe muɣuˈɾuθa], Basque pronunciation: [ɡarˈβiɲe muɣuˈɾus̻a]; born 8 October 1993) is a Venezuelan-born Spanish professional tennis player. As of 26 October 2015, she is ranked world no. 3 in singles and no. 20 in doubles by the WTA.
Highlights of Muguruza's career thus far include winning her maiden title at the 2014 Moorilla Hobart International, winning the biggest title of her career at the 2015 China Open and reaching the final of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. Muguruza has also enjoyed success in doubles, winning five doubles titles and reaching one Grand Slam semi-final at the 2014 French Open, all with her compatriot, Carla Suárez Navarro. Muguruza achieved her career-high singles ranking of world no. 3 and doubles ranking of world no. 10 in October and February 2015 respectively.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Grand Slam performance timelines
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Muguruza was born to a Basque father, José Antonio Muguruza from Eibar, Gipuzkoa, and a Venezuelan mother, Scarlet Blanco, in Caracas, Venezuela. She began playing tennis at the age of 3, and after moving to Spain with her family in 1999, Muguruza trained at the Bruguera Tennis Academy near Barcelona.
2012–2013: Career beginnings, breakthrough into WTA Top 100
Muguruza was given a wildcard at the 2012 Miami 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 Indian Wells Masters, 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: First WTA singles title, first Grand Slam quarter final, and career high singles ranking
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. 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. At the Australian Open, Muguruza recovered from a set down to defeat tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki in three sets to reach the fourth round for the first time where she lost in straight sets to the fifth seed, Agnieszka Radwańska. 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 Thailand Open, Muguruza reached her second singles final of the year at the 2014 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 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 Marrakech Grand Prix 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 Madrid Open, Muguruza lost in the second round to former US Open champion, Samantha Stosur but reached the final of the doubles event with Carla Suárez 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 Italian Open, Muguruza advanced to her first major quarterfinal at the French Open having defeated the world No. 1 and defending champion, Serena Williams, en route before losing to the eventual champion, 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 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.
Muguruza began her grass court season at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships where she reached the quarterfinals before losing to American qualifier 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 and Monica Niculescu and Klára Koukalová to reach the third round where they lost in straight sets to Andrea Petkovic and Magdaléna Rybáriková.
Muguruza began the North American hard court season at the Stanford Classic. She defeated sixth 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 third seed, Angelique Kerber. Seeded third in the doubles event with Carla Suárez Navarro, the pair defeated Eva Hrdinová and Andreja Klepač; Caroline Garcia and Zhang Shuai and the second seeds, 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 and Peng Shuai. At the Cincinnati Masters, Muguruza lost in the first round to German qualifier Annika Beck but reached the quarterfinals in doubles where she and Suárez Navarro lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm and Andrea Hlaváčková in straight sets. At the Connecticut Open, Muguruza upset seventh seed Sara Errani before defeating Chinese qualifier Peng Shuai to reach the quarterfinals where she lost in three sets to unseeded Italian, Camila Giorgi. She and Suárez Navarro also lost to Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja in the first round of the doubles event. Muguruza's next event was the US Open, where she competed as the twenty-fifth seed. However, she was upset by resurgent qualifier, 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 and Kirsten Flipkens and Marina Erakovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja en route before losing to the unseeded Williams sisters.
Muguruza began the Asian swing by competing at the Pan Pacific Open. She defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, fourth seed Jelena Janković and 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 and the second seeds, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears en route before losing to the top seeds, Cara Black and 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 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 Open, Muguruza suffered a three set first round loss to Ekaterina Makarova but reached the quarterfinals of the doubles event with Suárez Navarro.
Muguruza's final event of the year was the season ending WTA Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria. Despite going undefeated in the round robin stage with wins over top seed, Ekaterina Makarova, third seed Flavia Pennetta and sixth seed Alizé Cornet Muguruza fell to the eventual champion, Andrea Petkovic in the semi-finals in straight sets. Muguruza finished the year ranked at career high rankings of world No. 21 in singles and world No. 16 in doubles.
2015: First major final, Top 3 debut, and first Premier Mandatory title
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 for the first time in her career en route. At the Australian Open, she progressed to the fourth round for the second consecutive year with wins over Marina Erakovic, Daniela Hantuchová and 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 World Group II, defeating Irina-Camelia Begu and world No. 3 Simona Halep but Spain lost the tie 3–2 after Muguruza and her compatriot, Anabel Medina Garrigues lost the deciding doubles rubber. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Muguruza reached her first WTA Premier 5 semi-final in singles, defeating qualifier Jarmila Gajdošová, twelfth seed Jelena Janković, fifth seed Agnieszka Radwańska and thirteenth seed and doubles partner Carla Suárez Navarro before falling to the seventeenth seed and eventual runner-up, 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 Ka. Plíšková in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters after a second round win over American wildcard 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 but lost to the eleventh 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. She lost to second seed Simona Halep in Stuttgart, Kristina Mladenovic in Marrakech and the eventual finalist 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 and Flavia Pennetta en route, before losing to the eventual runner-up, Lucie Šafářová.
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 and 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 in the quarterfinals and 13th seed Agnieszka Radwańska in the semi-finals to advance to her maiden Grand Slam 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 WTA 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 Witthoeft in the first round. However, she fell short to 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 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 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 before going the distance against 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 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 cracked the Top 4 rankings where she reached a career high of world no. 4. She went on to defeat Timea 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 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 number one seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza.
Grand Slam tournament finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|Runner-up||2015||Wimbledon||Grass||Serena Williams||4–6, 4–6|
Grand Slam performance timelines
Won tournament; reached the Finals; Semifinals; Quarterfinals; Rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; reached a Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup or Fed 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.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||2R||4R||4R||3R||0 / 4||9–4|
|French Open||Q3||2R||QF||QF||0 / 3||9–3|
|Wimbledon||Q2||2R||1R||F||0 / 3||7–3|
|US Open||1R||A||1R||2R||0 / 3||1–3|
|Win–Loss||0–1||3–3||7–4||14–4||2–1||0 / 13||26–13|
This table is current through the 2015 US Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||2R||2R||0 / 2||2–2|
|French Open||1R||SF||1R||0 / 3||4–3|
|Wimbledon||1R||3R||2R||0 / 3||3–3|
|US Open||A||3R||2R||0 / 2||3–2|
|Win–Loss||0–2||9–4||3–4||0 / 10||12–10|
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