It’s a scene straight out of a rom-com—except, for this two-time Grand Slam champion, it’s 100% real.
Gabriñe Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, recently revealed that she became engaged to American model Arthur Borges almost two years after the pair met by chance in New York City. As Muguruza explained, she set out to go for a walk in Central Park around the time of the U.S. Open when Borges recognized her and wished her luck in the tournament—and took a chance and asked to get a picture of her.
“I go out and I run into him on the street,” Muguruza recalled, per the New York Post. “Suddenly, he turns and says, ‘Good luck at the U.S. Open.’ I was left thinking, ‘Wow, he’s so handsome.’”
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Muguruza, 29, was born in Venezuela and grew up in Spain. She was ranked as the No. 1 player in the world shortly after winning Wimbledon. The 2020 Australian Open saw her only Grand Slam final since then, however, and she’s yet to appear in another major quarterfinal since her run in Melbourne.
Muguruza is currently taking a break from tennis, but certainly has more significant life milestones ahead of her during her time away from the court.