Spanish ace Garbine Muguruza reached the Australian Open 2020 finals defeating world No. 3 Simona Halep. She competed at the Grand slam tournament as an unseeded player for the first time in 6 years. She is a former no. 1 who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017 in the record-breaking streak of her career. Garbine holds Simona for a 5-3 lead after winning first set in a tiebreaker and breaking Halep in the seventh game fending off a break-point chance.
Garbine Muguruza is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player born on 8 October 1993 in Caracas, Venezuela. Muguruza came to limelight after beating former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open in 2014. She stunned everyone by beating Serena Williams in the second round of Roland Garros and that too in straight set.
In 2015, she made it to her first grand slam final at Wimbledon open where she lost to Serena Williams. She won the China Open in the same year and also qualified for her first WTA Finals in singles. She is known for her flat, powerful ground strokes allowing her to take time away from her opponents. She also possesses a powerful serve with a maximum speed of 182 km/h.
She is noted for her clay-court prowess because of her ability to move and slide effectively on clay. However, she often loses matches to players with several unforced errors and double faults in any given match. She began the 2020 season losing to eventual champion Ekaterina Alexandrova. She reached her fourth Grand Slam final beating 5th seed Elina Svitolina, 4th seed Simona Halep and 9th seed Kiki Bertens in the process. She became the face of major brands like Adidas, Babolat, Rolex, Maui Jim, Mazda, and BBVA. She was named as the Ambassador for the international education NGO Room to Read in 2017.