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Tennis star Garbiñe to marry 'fan she met in New York street'
Friday, June 16, 2023 @ 9:23 PM

Arthur 'wished her luck' and 'shyly asked for a selfie'...and the rest is history, Hollywood-style

WIMBLEDON winner and former world number one tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza has stunned her followers by announcing plans to marry her partner of two years – and sent many fans into a frenzy of daydreaming.

Left: Garbiñe Muguruza playing in Birmingham, UK, in 2017 - the year she became WTA world number one (photo: EFE); right: Garbiñe and future husband Arthur Borges on the last day of their holiday at the beginning of this year (photo: Garbimuguruza on Instagram)

Almost everyone on earth has imagined, at least once, a scenario where their celebrity crush falls in love with them and they end up together, but for practically all of these avid fans, the chances of this ever happening are virtually nil.

For Arthur Borges, though, this fairytale ending is his real life.

The New Yorker spotted Garbiñe, now 29, leaving her hotel in the Big Apple in August 2021, and shouted to her, “good luck in the US Open!”

Garbiñe agreed to take a selfie with him, and the story from that point onwards sounds identical to a Hollywood blockbuster script.

“When I saw him, I was left thinking, what a handsome guy!” the half-Spanish, half-Venezuelan prodigy revealed.

“After that, we began to really connect. We went for walks together every day in Central Park. 

“Yes, it's very romantic, that's true. We were instantly attracted to each other; it was totally unexpected, happening just like that when we crossed paths in the street.”

Her views on Arthur's attractiveness turned out not to be entirely subjective – he works as a model, and at the time, was under contract to Tom Ford.

But Garbiñe had no idea about that when they first met.



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lesleyfb said:
Sunday, June 18, 2023 @ 6:05 PM

Awwww. They look so happy together. Good luck to them.

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