Garbiñe Muguruza and Arthur Borges announce their engagement

Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza

Former World No 1 Garbiñe Muguruza has announced her engagement to boyfriend Arthur Borges two years into their relationship.

Muguruza chose to share the news through Spanish publication ¡Hola! earlier this week.

Later Muguruza and Borges shared a few candid snaps from their engagement photoshoot on their Instagram accounts on Friday.

The two-time major champion also revealed for the first time how she met Borges and what led to them dating.

While she was participating in the US Open in the summer of 2021, they happened to cross paths in New York. According to the report, Muguruza was walking through Central Park on her day off when Borges spotted her, stopped to wish her luck in the match, and the rest is history.

Muguruza revealed to the magazine that Borges proposed to her at the Marbella Club Hotel and that she hopes they will wed in 2024.

“We would like it to be next year, in the summer, near the beach and in Spain, because it is the place that most unites us,” Muguruza said.

Borges, the director of Made to Measure North America at Tom Ford, has often been spotted in her box and the couple have been afforded more time together thanks to the Spaniard taking some time off from the WTA Tour.

Since their meeting, Borges, a dual citizen of Finland and Spain, has been a constant member of Muguruza’s support group, both on and off the court. Borges was present to encourage Muguruza during a comeback title run at the Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara in 2021, which propelled her back to World No. 3 in the rankings, and they later made their relationship public.

He has supported her throughout this year as well, even though she is taking a break from the Hologic WTA Tour to spend more time with her family and friends. Muguruza stated last month that she would miss the clay and grass swings and that this would go on throughout the spring and summer.

“Spending time with family and friends and it’s really been healthy and amazing so I am going to lengthen this period till summer,” she posted to her Instagram stories.

Muguruza and Borges have not shared whether they intend to start a family.

The couple share frequent updates on Instagram giving a glimpse into the life of two young jetsetters.

Muguruza is only 29 but has achieved plenty in her career to date and might even be content to call it a day if she doesn’t yearn for the court.