Earlier people would believe that marriages are made in heaven and celebrated on earth. But due to the onset of the digital age, marriages often begin from selfies and are celebrated on Instagram. Garbine Muguruza posted on her Instagram about her engagement to someone she had met on the street by chance.
What finally culminated into an engagement started from a street selfie. The Spanish tennis star knew model Arthur Borges for two years before they finally decided to arrange a formal ceremony. The Spanish star burst onto the tennis scene when she defeated the Williams sisters in the finals of Roland Garros 2016 and Wimbledon 2017. The cold statistics of her on-court life at this time are not as warm as her off-court life. But the tennis star may well be planning to repeat her past performances.
Garbine Muguruza and what began from a selfie…
So how did this all begin? The Spanish star narrated how the couple met for the first time in New York when she had gone outside to bust boredom. The Spaniard narrated how the looks of the New York model, Arthur Borges, captured her imagination.
She said, “My hotel was close to Central Park, and I was bored, so I thought I should go for a walk. I go out and I run into him on the street. Suddenly, he turns and says, ‘Good luck at the US Open.’ I was left thinking, ‘Wow, he’s so handsome.”
It was August 2021 then. Their relationship continued to blossom after the first meeting. After two years, the Roland Garros winner finally announced to her Instagram followers her soulmate. She captioned the picture with these words, ” You had me at ‘Hello’. The Instagram post saw a flood of congratulatory messages. Her fans were jubilant about their star’s decision to start a new chapter of life.
It felt weird before she said ‘yes’
After their first meeting, the couple stayed in touch with each other. In Marbella, Spain, the model finally conveyed the idea to the tennis star. She described her emotional state when Arthur Borges expressed his sentiment. She revealed the romance of the moment in these words, “It felt weird. I was thinking something else and then when he proposed, I started crying. I didn’t know how to react. I said yes in the midst of tears. It was very romantic.”
Garbine Muguruza decided to withdraw from the ongoing French Open. Prioritizing life with family and friends is the reason behind her decision. She last played in Lyon Open in France. The tennis star announced that because she is planning to take a break till the summer, she will miss the grass and the clay season.
Her fans got the good news of her engagement. They would certainly want her to regain her form and ranking as she strikes the courts after the summer again.