Former world no. 1 Spanish tennis legend Arantxa Sánchez Vicario has 14 Grand Slam titles in her kitty, apart from 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Olympics. The International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, however, has been accused of fraudulently moving her assets to avoid paying debt.
Carla Suárez Navarro is a Spanish retired tennis player who won three doubles and two singles titles on the WTA tour during her playing career. Suárez was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2020. She was declared cancer-free in 2021 and made a comeback. Suárez Navarro retired in 2021 after Spain was knocked out of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Conchita Martínez is a Spanish retired tennis player. In 1994, Martínez became the first Spaniard to win the Ladies' Singles title at The Championships, Wimbledon, where she defeated Martina Navratilova in the final. During her illustrious playing career, which spanned 18 years, Conchita Martínez won three Olympic medals, 13 doubles, and 33 singles titles.
Paula Badosa is a Spanish professional tennis player who won the 2015 French Open girls' singles and the 2021 Indian Wells Open. She started playing tennis as a child and idolized Maria Sharapova while growing up. She had a successful career as a junior and made her professional debut in 2012. She has struggled with depression in the past.
Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo shocked tennis fans by beating world singles number 1 Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Born to a footballer father, in a remote village, Tormo had started playing tennis at age 3. She and teammate Paula Badosa have been friends since 14.
Former tennis player Anabel Medina Garrigues reached a career-high world ranking of 16 in singles and has won many doubles titles, too, including 2 French Open titles. The sports star retired from singles tennis in 2014, she has turned into a coach and also continues to play doubles.
Born to a Spanish mother and a Slovak father in Switzerland, Rebeka Masarova was first inspired to take up tennis after watching Roger Federer in the 2003 Wimbledon final. She first gained attention after winning the 2016 French Open junior championship. While she initially played for Switzerland, she later switched to representing Spain.
Virginia Ruano Pascual is a Spanish former professional tennis player who won 43 career doubles titles, including 11 at Grand Slam tournaments. Her most frequent partner was Paola Suárez though she has partnered with others as well. As a singles player, she won three career titles. She helped Spain capture the Fed Cup title in 1993.