Garbine Muguruza reveals she is marrying a fan she randomly met in Central Park during 2021 US Open

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Ex-Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza reveals she is marrying a fan she randomly met in Central Park… after deciding to step back from tennis to focus on her family

  • The two-time Grand Slam winner, 29, is getting hitched to model Arthur Borges 
  • Muguruza told fans she won’t feature at Wimbledon or the French Open this year
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Garbine Muguruza has revealed that she’s set to tie to the knot with a fan that she randomly met in Central Park, following an announcement that she’s taking a break from tennis to focus on her family.

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The one-time Wimbledon champion (2017) is getting hitched to Arthur Borges – two years after the model came near the 29-year-old athlete in New York during the 2021 U.S. Open. 

‘My hotel was close to Central Park and I was bored, so I thought I should go for a walk,’ Muguruza recalled, according to The Sun. ‘I go out and I run into him on the street.

‘Suddenly, he turns and says, ”Good luck at the U.S. Open.” I was left thinking, ”Wow, he’s so handsome.”’

The pair got to know each other by regularly strolling through Central Park, The Sun reports, embarking in a romantic relationship well beyond Muguruza’s fourth-round exit. 

Garbine Muguruza revealed she's getting married to longtime boyfriend and fan Arthur Borges

Garbine Muguruza revealed she’s getting married to longtime boyfriend and fan Arthur Borges

Muguruza - a two-time Grand Slam champion and former World No. 1 - won Wimbledon in 2017

Muguruza – a two-time Grand Slam champion and former World No. 1 – won Wimbledon in 2017

Muguruza revealed that Borges proposed while both were away in Marbella, Spain, in May

Muguruza revealed that Borges proposed while both were away in Marbella, Spain, in May

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Muguruza, who was once ranked as the world’s No. 1 in 2017, revealed that Borges got down on one knee earlier in May.

‘You had me at ”Hello,”’ she shared on Instagram from Marbella, Spain, where the proposal was made. 

Muguruza also opened up on when and where her ideal wedding would take place.

‘We would like to be next year, in the summer, near the beach and in Spain, because it is the place that most unites us,’ the tennis tard told Spanish-language publication ¡Hola!

Born in Spain but having lived most of his life in Finland, Borges met his wife-to-be while working in New York for Tom Ford.

Born in Spain but lived most of his life in Finland, Borges once worked for Tom Ford in New York

Born in Spain but lived most of his life in Finland, Borges once worked for Tom Ford in New York

The couple met while Muguruza strolled around in Central Park during her US Open run in 2021

The couple met while Muguruza strolled around in Central Park during her US Open run in 2021

Revealing her engagement on social media, Muguruza shared: ''You had me at ''Hello'''

Revealing her engagement on social media, Muguruza shared: ”You had me at ”Hello”’

In April, Muguruza told fans she's taking a period of absence from tennis (pictured in 2021)

 In April, Muguruza told fans she’s taking a period of absence from tennis (pictured in 2021) 

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‘He’s a mix, like me,’ Muguruza –  a two-time Grand Slam champion, winning the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon a year later – told ¡Hola! ‘I’m half-Venezuelan and half-Spanish, so we understand each other. We share that feeling of being citizens of the world.’ 

As of late, Murguruza communicated to fans that she’s taking a period of absence from tennis, sharing in April that she is ‘going to lengthen this period till summer.’ 

‘Hey guys what’s going on,’ wrote the right-hander on Instagram. ‘Spending time with family and friends and it’s really been healthy and amazing so I am going to lenghthen this period till summer.. therefore I am going to miss clay and grass season. 

‘Thanks for all the lovely messages and will be updating you guys.’ 

It remains unclear if the tennis star will compete at the US Open, which begins late August. 

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