MONICA PUIG

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Trav­el­ing across the globe, from Paris to Sin­ga­pore to Lon­don, is just part of the job for a rockin’ ten­nis player but this Nextgen star doesn’t have to jour­ney too far for the Mi­ami Open, since she calls Mi­ami home. Puerto Ri­can- born, Monica Puig tends to fa­vor hard courts and surely showed us her stuff this sum­mer in Rio! Puig con­quered the courts to take home the Gold at the 2016 Sum­mer Olympics and be­came the first ath­lete to win an Olympic gold medal while rep­re­sent­ing Puerto Rico and the ninth over­all medal­ist for that del­e­ga­tion. Get this-puig also is the first Latin Amer­i­can player to win the women’s sin­gles tour­na­ment. This dy­namic lady de­feated two top-5 op­po­nents and even took down sec­ond ranked An­gelique Ker­ber in the fi­nal. AND…PUIG is the only un­seeded fe­male player to win gold since the rein­tro­duc­tion of ten­nis to the Olympics in 1988. Keep your eyes peeled for more jaw-drop­ping news with this sen­sa­tional star.

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