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Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza announces permanent retirement
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The former number 1 in the tennis world expressed this Saturday (20) the end of her professional career. She hasn't competed since 2023 and, at age 30, wants to get married and have children. Among the significant titles she has obtained, in addition to the two Grand Slams, is the 2021 WTA Finals champion. She also defeated the Williams sisters in the finals.

“Tennis gave me a lot. It was an incredible journey, in which I had unique experiences. I feel proud of everything I achieved. I fulfilled the dreams I had as a child and my story was fantastic. Now I'm ready for a new chapter” — said Garbiñe, in his farewell.


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Muguruza, in action at the Australian Open/2023 — Melbourne (Photo: Reproduction/RobertPrange/GettyImages/Embed)


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Successful career

Venezuelan tennis player, she went to Spain when she was young and began competing in competitions for the country, until participating in the Rio Olympics in 2016 and Tokyo in 2020. She reached the position of number 1 in the world in September 2017, but did not finish the year at the top of the ranking.

In total, Garbiñe Muguruza has won five WTA doubles and 10 singles titles. Her CV includes being the only athlete to beat the two Williams sisters in finals on the tennis circuit. She managed to beat Serena at Roland Garros (2016) and defeated Venus at Wimbledon (2017). As a successful tennis player, she collected prizes of around US$25 million (R$130 million).

Time to go

“The time has come to retire. I decided little by little and these months away from tennis were important. I rested and matured the idea.” — The tennis player concluded.

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At the present time, the retired Spanish-Venezuelan takes on the role of ambassador for Laureus, an organization that promotes sports around the world and sponsors bonuses considered the “Oscar of Sports”. This event is taking place in Madrid, Spain and the official awards ceremony will take place on Monday (22).

Featured Photo: The tennis player in Madrid, Spain (Photo: Reproduction/AngelMartinez/GettyImages/Embed)

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