Arantxa Sánchez Vicario was born in Barcelona on December 18, 1971, and is a tennis coach and former Spanish tennis player, former world number one in singles and doubles.
Considered one of the best tennis players between the late 1980s and early 1990s, she won 29 singles titles, including four Grand Slam titles: three French Opens and one US Open. She too can boast excellent results in doubles and mixed doubles, having won another ten Grand Slam rounds: six in doubles and four in mixed doubles.
With Monica Seles, Gabriela Sabatini and above all the German Steffi Graf, she generated a super rivalries, remembered by fans of this sport.
She has been married twice: her first marriage to the sports writer Juan Vehils in July 2000 ended in 2001. She then married businessman Josep Santacana in September 2008, with whom she has a daughter and son. In 2019, Sánchez Vicario and Santacana divorced.
In 2012, Sánchez Vicario published an autobiography in which she claimed that, despite having earned $60 million over the course of her career, her parents had exerted almost total control over her finances and lost all of her money.
She has faced multiple court proceedings relating to charges of tax evasion and fraud.