Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza marries man who shot two years ago.
The 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon champion announced her engagement to Arthur Borges over the weekend via Instagram, with the quote caption “Jerry Maguire”.
The backstory here is something you don’t often see in the personal lives of professional athletes.
As Muguruza said HOLA! Spain last week, she first met Borges when he asked her for a selfie as a fan on the street in New York in 2021:
“My hotel was close to Central Park and I was bored, so I thought I should go for a walk,” she said in Spanish, recalling the first time they met. “I go out and meet him in the street. Suddenly he turns around and says “Good luck at the US Open”. I was like, ‘Wow, he’s so handsome.'”
The couple apparently continued to meet from there and started spending more time together, often with walks around Central Park.
Muguruza told HOLA! that part of his attraction to Borges stems from the fact that he is not involved in tennis at all. Instead, the Spain native works in fashion. He would have asked the question in Marbella:
“It was weird,” she said of the moment before her proposal. “I was thinking about something else and then when he proposed to me, I started crying. I didn’t know how to react. I said yes in the middle of tears, it was very romantic.
Muguruza is a former world No. 1 who was in the top 10 just last year but has since struggled on the pitch and took a break from the sport earlier this year.