Spanish superstar Garbine Muguruza authoritatively assumed control over the world No. 1 positioning surprisingly on Monday, supplanting Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova.
The 23-year-old, who lost in straight sets to Petra Kvitova in the US Open fourth round, had grabbed her second Grand Slam title prior this late spring at Wimbledon, and tailed it up by winning Cincinnati.
“Becoming the WTA No. 1 on the planet is a blessing from heaven,” said Muguruza. “Each birthday wish was dependably the same as I smothered the candles – to end up noticeably the best.
“There is a ton of work behind this accomplishment and a great deal of adoration and energy for this game. There’s likewise a considerable measure of hard minutes alongside the colossal minutes. Also the outrageous measure of affection from my family and the thankfulness for my fans and every one of the general population that have helped me in this voyage.
“Also, I am exceptionally pleased to share such an uncommon minute for our nation with Rafael Nadal, the best good example I would ever have. I anticipate keep endeavoring to keep this position.”
This is the first run through since 2003 that both world No. 1 players on the ATP and WTA hail from a similar nation.