Garbine Muguruza won her first title in Hobart in 2014, and a year later she was in the Wimbledon final, standing across the net from her idol, Serena Williams. She would lose that match, 6-4, 6-4, but she wouldn’t have to wait long for Grand Slam glory. In 2016, in a rematch of the 2015 Wimbledon final, Muguruza—seeded fourth—upset top-seeded Williams in the French Open final for her first major championship. The Spaniard, who was born in Venezuela, is a powerful baseliner. Standing at 6’0”, Muguruza has an excellent serve and employs an aggressive style of play. Muguruza loves to play on hard courts, though she’s proven to be dangerous on all surfaces. Muguruza won her first Premier Mandatory event in 2015, in Beijing.
Muguruza shocked the world when she defeated Serena in the 2016 French Open final: