Tennis: Facts and figures on French Open champion Muguruza, conqueror of Williams

(Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza, who beat Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 to win the French Open on Saturday and claim her first Grand Slam title, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct 8, 1993.

* Grand Slam best results: Australian Open - fourth round (2014-15); French Open - winner 2016; Wimbledon - runner-up (2015); US Open - second round (2015).

* Muguruza is the first Spanish woman to win the Roland Garros title since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1998.

* Saturday's match was her first claycourt final.

* Muguruza dropped only one set in reaching the final, against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the opening round.

* Muguruza was also the last player to defeat Serena Williams at Roland Garros, beating the American 6-2, 6-2 in the second round in 2014.

* Saturday's title was just Muguruza's third on the main women's tour, after the Hobart International in 2014 and the China Open in 2015

* Serena Williams and Pete Sampras were her favourite tennis players as a child.

* Her mother (Scarlet Blanco) is from Venezuela and father (Jose) is Spanish.

* She began playing tennis at three.

* Trained at the Bruguera Tennis Academy near Barcelona.

* Turned pro in 2011 and won four titles on the ITF circuit.

* In 2012 she scored her first win against a top-10 player (Vera Zvonareva) in Miami in her second WTA main draw match.

* Won her first singles title at Hobart in 2014 and ended the year ranked 21 in the world.

* Breakthrough season in 2015. Won the Beijing title and reached Wimbledon final and qualified for WTA Finals, where she reached the semis.

* Rose to world No. 3 by the end of 2015.

* Slow start this year, but returned to form at Miami where she reached last 16 and lost a tight battle against Victoria Azarenka. Semi-finalist in Rome.

* Coached by Frenchman Sam Sumyk, who has also worked with Victoria Azarenka and Eugenie Bouchard.

* Now lives in Geneva.