|Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6½ in|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1971|
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is a Spanish former tennis player who was ranked world No. 1 on February 6, 1995. Also, she proudly holds 14 Grand Slam titles: four in the singles category, six in the women’s doubles category, and four in mixed doubles. On the other hand, Arantxa even represented her country winning 4 Olympic medals and 5 Fed Cup titles.
Aránzazu Isabel María Sánchez Vicario
Retired Tennis Player
- Father – Emilio Sánchez
- Mother – Marisa Vicario Rubio
- Siblings – Javier Sánchez (Older Brother) (Former Professional Tennis Player), Emilio Sánchez (Older Brother) (Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
In 2012, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario’s net worth was $60 million according to Forbes.
5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Arantxa has dated –
- Juan Vehils (2000-2001) – Arantxa tied the knot with sports writer Juan Vehils in July 2000. However, their marriage ended in 2001.
- Josep Santacana (2008-2019) – She and businessman Josep Santacana got married in September 2008. Together, the couple has a daughter (b. 2009) and a son (b. 2011). Their relationship came to standstill in 2019, when news spread about their divorce.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Spanish ancestry.
- Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
- She has a mole on her forehead near her left eyebrow.
Arantxa has been featured in commercials for several brands such as Reebok.
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Facts
- Vicario was just 4 years old when she began playing tennis following in the footsteps of her older brothers Emilio Sánchez and Javier Sánchez who also played tennis professionally. This was possible as Arantxa would accompany them to the tennis court where she hit a ball against the wall.
- At the age of 17, Arantxa became the youngest winner of the women’s singles title at the 1989 French Open, defeating then World No. 1 Steffi Graf in the final round. However, her record was broken by Monica Seles the following year who won the 1990 French Open at the age of 16.
- She was presented with the title of ITF World Champion for the year in 1994.
- Arantxa’s made headlines in February 2012, after it was reported by several well-known media outlets stating that her parents had fleeced her out of $60 million of her career earnings.
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