Battle of the nations: Monica Puig vs Maria Sharapova
Monica Puig, the tennis star from Puerto Rico, battles it out with Maria Sharapova. They faced off recently with the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Would you like to know who won? Watch this video and find out!
A little about our very own Monica Puig:
Monica Puig Marchán (born September 27, 1993) is a Puerto Rican professional tennis player and Olympic gold medal winner. She is also a Central American and Caribbean champion and Pan American silver medalist.
Puig has won one singles title on the WTA tour and six singles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On September 26, 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 27. On May 25, 2015, she peaked at world number 210 in the doubles rankings. In May 2014, Puig won her first WTA tour title at the 2014 Internationaux de Strasbourg.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Puig became the first athlete to win an Olympic gold medal while representing Puerto Rico and the ninth overall medalist for that delegation. During this event, she became the first Latin American player to win the women’s singles tournament. Defeating two top-5 opponents, she bested the second ranked player in the world, Angelique Kerber, in the final. Puig is the only unseeded female player to win gold since the reintroduction of tennis in 1988.