Former Wimbledon champion to marry fan who asked her for a selfie on the street

Former Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza recently got engaged to her boyfriend Arthur Borges and they plan to get married next year. The love story of the Spanish-Venezuelan tennis champion began in 2021 when she had a chance encounter with Borges at Central Park in New York.

“You had me at ‘Hello,’” she posted on Instagram, sharing a photo of the pair.

The tennis star told that she took a random walk at the Central Park during her participation in the US Open. Muguruza, who was born in Venezuela, said that she felt bored in the room and decided to take a walk in the Park and take selfies to share with her followers later. She has uddenly, Borges wished here good luck at the US Open and asked her for a selfie.

After that the pair continued to meet up. 29-year-old Muguruza, a former world No. 1, is currently ranked 168, according to the official Women’s Tennis Association website. In 2017, she won the her second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and in the same year became World No 1 for the first time in her career. She had won the French open in 2016.

Garbiñe Muguruza was previously coached by former tennis star Conchita Martinez. Born in Venezuela, her mother is from Venezuela and and father is from Spain. According to Women’s Tennis Association website, she began playing tennis at age 3 and her first memory of the sport was playing with her brothers.

Her favorite surface is hardcourts and her favorite tennis players growing up were Serena Williams and Pete Sampras.

Arthur Borges is the director of Made to Measure North America at Tom Ford, according to his LinkedIn profile.

According to Forbes, Garbiñe Muguruza was ranked at 24th position in the list of highest paid female athletes in 2022. She also has endorsements that includes Adidas, Babolat, Beiersdorf, Caser Seguros, Jaguar, Maui Jim, and Rolex.

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