Five things you need to know about Serena's conqueror

May 29, 2014, 08:28 IST | PA Sport

After her shock win over world number one Serena Williams at the ongoing French Open , we profile the sensational world No 35 Garbine Muguruza

Muguruza has never beaten a top-eight opponent before yesterday. In fact, she has never even won a set against a player in the top-eight

Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza 

Serena Williams, whom Muguruza beat yesterday, is the 20-year-old's childhood tennis idol

The Spaniard, born in Venezuela, turned professional in 2011 and is making her sixth Grand Slam appearance this fortnight.

Muguruza claimed a breakthrough tournament victory at the Hobart International in Australia in January by beating Klara Zakopalova 6-4 6-0 in the final.

The right-hander then made it to the fourth round at the Australian Open a few weeks later, beating former World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the third round.

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