Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the best tennis player in the history of Spain

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, la mejor tenista de la historia de España
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario marked an era in Spanish women's tennis. FOTO: Youtube Capture

Last update 16 December, 2022 por Alberto Llopis

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario it is for many the best tennis player in the history of Spain, a true legend. The Catalan player achieved great feats throughout her career.

Born in Barcelona in the year 1971, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario grew up in a family deeply rooted in tennis. Your brothers, Emilio y Javier, They were also professionals and she began to practice this noble sport at the age of 4 años. To the 14 I was already professional.

Con 4 Grand Slams, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is the best tennis player in the history of Spain

En 1989 came his first big hit: El título de Roland Garros. The Spanish defeated in the final neither more nor less than Steffi Graf, who at that time was number one in the world. with that victory, Arantxa became the youngest tennis player to lift the trophy at the Grand Slam in Paris. Eso sí, his record would not last long since a year later, Monica Seles champion was proclaimed with just 16 años.

The best year in the career of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario fue 1994. The Catalan got a total of 8 WTA titles, including two more Grand Slams (Roland Garros y US open). That same year he was a finalist in the four Grand Slams on the circuit..

En 1995 reached, at last, el number 1 del ranking WTA in individual, something that he would also achieve in the doubles draw. Además, got the title of Wimbledon, something that no other Spaniard had achieved since Manolo Santana did the same in 1966.

the palmares of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario it is enviable. The Catalan hung up the racket with a total of 14 Grand Slams (4 individuales, 6 in doubles and 4 more in mixed doubles). To this must be added 4 Olympic medals (represented Spain in 5 Olimpiadas) y 5 Federation Cup titles. Her total number of WTA titles is 29.

the williams method

In the year 2021 the movie was released ‘The Williams method’ based on the life of Serena and Venus. on this tape, with which Will Smith won the Oscar for best actor, Mexican tennis player Marcela Zacarías plays Arantxa. At one point in the film, the debut of Venus Williams in the Oakland tournament in 1994, in which he faced the Spanish who, by then, was number 2 of the world (although in the film it is said that it is the 1).

in fiction, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario disappears from the court when trailing and takes a long time to come back. This break seems key to distracting a young Venus Williams who ends up being devastated by the Spanish tennis player: “I liked the movie and I recommend it. Eso sí, about my paper… I prefer not to comment much. What it says is inaccurate. It is impossible for me to go with 1-3 because you can't leave in the even games, if only i had gone with 2-3. Además, the time when one goes to the bathroom is limited. Without that part the film would not have had such a pull. This is how more morbid is added. Es Hollywood”.

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