Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

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Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Aránzazu (Arantxa) Isabel Maria Sanchez Vicario[1] (born 18 December 1971, in Barcelona, Spain) is a retired Spanish professional tennis player. During her career, she won 4 Grand Slam singles titles and 6 Grand Slam doubles titles. A little bit about her ....... At the 1990 US Open, a reporter asked Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario what she kept in her oversized Reebok sports bag that she was toting around the grounds at Flushing Meadows. With a wide grin, and the exuberance of a teenager (Sánchez-Vicario was still four months away from turning 19), she explained that in addition to a half-dozen racquets, extra sets of strings, grips, socks, clothing, and assorted fruit, that she often carried her Pomeranian dog in the bag. It was good luck, she said with a bright smile, explaining how her dog traveled the globe with her.

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  1. Vicario is not her married name. It is her mother's maiden name. In the Spanish naming system, every person has two surnames: the first one comes from the father, the second from the mother. A woman therefore never changes surnames, regardless of whether she marries or divorces. When she started her professional career, she was known as Sanchez but later requested that her mother's maiden name be added. Her two brothers, Emilio and Javier, were also known as Sanchez Vicario in the Spanish-speaking world.

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