WTA Monica Puig

MONICA PUIG PROFILE

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Monica Puig made history in 2016 when she became the first athlete representing Puerto Rico to win Olympic gold. She was also the first Latin American woman to win the women’s singles Olympic competition. As a strong Latina woman, Monica lives her life with a fiery passion not only for her sport as a world-class tennis champion but also for her people by helping and supporting the #YoNoMeQuito Movement. Translated as 'I will not give up,' Monica has made numerous visits home to her island to aid and support her fellow Puerto Rican’s with the help of the #YoNoMeQuito foundation, which provides motivation and monetary resources to individuals who are determined to seize new opportunities for advancement and bettering their lives.”