Monica Puig from Puerto Rico creates history in Rio!

Tennis Talk

At the beginning of the week I began with the word opportunity now I finish with the phrase ‘opportunity taken’ as Monica Puig ranked at 34 in the world became the first Puerto Rican women to win an Olympic medal let alone a gold medal and the lowest ranked tennis player to ever win Olympic Gold.

This is more than just tennis this is watching someone leave everything on the court every game played and the tears at the end of every game shows what it means to her.

Puerto Rico is a small country with a population of just under 3.5 million and she has well and truly put her country on the map. She made headlines in Eastbourne prior to Wimbledon and she’s taken that form a few thousand miles from Britain to Rio and has created probably the biggest story to come out of tennis in over…

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