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.

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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.