Tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza hangs up her racket at 30 years old: “The time has come to say goodbye”

The Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza announced this Saturday during a press conference that he is retiring from tennis at the age of 30 after 15 months without competing. During her career, the young woman has managed to win two Grand Slams: Roland Garros 2016 and Wimbledon 2017.

The time has come to say goodbye. It has been a long, beautiful career, with beautiful moments and anecdotes. I feel that the time has come to retire and open a new chapter in my life. It sounds very strong to use the word retire because I am 30 years old.“said the Hispanic Venezuelan tennis player.

Now that she is away from the courts (at least professionally), the former tennis number 1 will have more time to enjoy her boyfriend Arthur Borgeswith whom he will pass through the altar this summer.

The tennis player and the executive of luxury brands met in New York in the summer of 2021 in the most romantic way possible. Their love story began with a crush like the one in a Saturday afternoon syrup movie. Girl meets boy near Central Park, they meet and fall in love.

Muguruza met Arthur when she was in New York competing in the US Open. The athlete was bored in her hotel room near Central Park and she went for a walk alone. “On one of the streets I pass him and suddenly he turns around and says ‘Good luck at the US Open’. I kept thinking, ‘What a handsome boy!’, and from there we connected and we went every day to walk around Central Park.“, explained the young woman to the magazine ¡Hola!.

The fortune of Garbiñe Muguruza

During her professional career, Muguruza has generated income very close to $25 million just from victories and tournaments, according to official WTA data. Likewise, in 2021, according to Forbes, Garbiñe She was the fifth highest paid athlete in the world. She earned $8.8 million, of which $6 million came from sponsors.