Garbiñe Muguruza, Two-Time Grand Slam Champion, Retires from Professional Tennis

Sep 3, 2022; Flushing, NY, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic on
Sep 3, 2022; Flushing, NY, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic on / Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Two-time Grand Slam champion and former WTA world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza announced her retirement from professional tennis at a press conference in Madrid on Saturday.

"I wanted to tell you that the time has come to say goodbye. It has been a long, beautiful career, full of moments and anecdotes, I could tell a thousand. I feel that the time has come to retire, to open a new chapter of my life, a new era," Muguruza said.

Muguruza, 30, last played in the WTA in January 2023 before announcing that she was taking a leave of absence from the sport to spend more time with friends and family last April.

The Venezuelan native played 10 seasons in professional tennis, winning the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon titles while spending four weeks as the world No. 1 back in '17. She is the only player in the history of women's tennis to defeat both Serena and Venus Williams in Grand Slam finals.

Muguruza retires with 10 WTA singles titles and $24,813,379 in career prize money.


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