Garbiñe Muguruza achieves goal in return to Latin America

Victory in WTP Finals in Mexico puts Spaniard on course for the majors next year

Seven years ago, as Garbiñe Muguruza moved up the rankings and into full view, she already knew she had one of the decisions of her life ahead of her. Muguruza had grown up on the courts of Caracas, Venezuela, where she was born to her Venezuelan mother and Basque father, and where she stayed until she was six before moving to Barcelona.

At 21 years old, and with pressure from both sides as her career flourished, she finally decided which country she would represent, a process she described as “really difficult, thoughtful and delicate.” After choosing Spain, however, she made the intensity of her feelings for both countries clear: “I carry Venezuela and Spain in my blood and in my heart,” she said.

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