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Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (Basque: [ɡarˈβiɲe muɣuˈɾuθa]; born 8 October 1993) is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player, who turned professional in 2012. She has won four singles titles, including two majors: the 2016 French Open, and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. She achieved her career-high ranking of world No. 2 in 2016 after her French Open triumph, and is currently ranked world No. 4 by the WTA as of 24 July 2017. Equipped with powerful groundstrokes and an aggressive game style, Muguruza first came into prominence by reaching the last 16 of the 2014 Australian Open, where she scored an upset over former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki en route. She then defeated Serena Williams in the second round of the 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 ever first Grand Slam final where she lost to Serena Williams, and then went on to win her maiden Premier-level crown by capturing the China Open title. That same year, she also qualified for her first WTA Finals, scoring a perfect winning record in the round-robin stage before falling out in the semi-finals 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 semi-finals. She achieved those results with her compatriot, Carla Suárez Navarro.

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