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Sun, 2017-Jul-16 02:03 UTC
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Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 505,121 views on Saturday, 15 July 2017 our article of the day is Garbiñe Muguruza.
Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (Spanish: [ɡarˈβiɲe muɣuˈɾuθa]; born 8 October 1993 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player. She turned professional in 2012. She has won four singles titles, including two majors: the 2016 French Open where she beat Serena Williams in the final, and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships against Venus Williams. By winning Wimbledon in 2017, she became the first player to beat both Williams sisters in major finals. She achieved her career-high world ranking of No. 2 in 2016 after her French Open triumph.
Equipped with powerful groundstrokes and an aggressive game style, Muguruza first came into prominence by reaching the fourth round of the 2014 Australian Open, where she scored an upset over Caroline Wozniacki en route. She then defeated Serena Williams in the second round of the French Open that same year, beating the world No. 1 in straight sets en route to the quarterfinals. In 2015, she won the China Open and reached her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon. She also qualified for her first WTA Finals in 2015, scoring a perfect winning record in the round-robin stage before falling out in the semifinals 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 semifinals. She achieved those results with her compatriot, Carla Suárez Navarro.
She is currently ranked No. 5 in singles.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:03 UTC on Sunday, 16 July 2017.
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