Former World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza says she picked up tennis because her older brothers were players and loved watching matches between Andre Agassi vs. Pete Sampras and Martina Hingis' matches with the Williams sisters. The two-time Grand Slam champion was speaking on a video chat with five-time Olympic gold-medal champion swimmer Katie Ledecky.
“I started playing tennis because I have two older brothers and when I was born they were already playing tennis. I’m like copying, you know? I’m gonna play tennis too. “So I would say I watch a lot of men’s tennis [growing up] because of them.
My brothers were watching Agassi and Sampras play. Yeah of course I admire the Williams sisters, Martina Hingis and incredible players." “But I remember just seeming to be these huge courts with a lot of people and I always wanted to be like I wanted to be there.
You know, I want to be a part of that. I want to be a part of that. "And that was always my goal. One day I want to see myself playing the final of a Grand Slam and that was my dream”. Muguruza has won two Grand Slam singles titles in her career and reached her third Grand Slam singles final at the Australian Open in January earlier this year. She is currently ranked No. 16 in the world.